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    thinking about

    1-I was thinking about moving faster than the speed of light.

    Does this sentence necessarily mean:

    2-I was thinking about my moving faster than the speed of light.

    or could it just mean:

    3-I was thinking about motion at a speed higher than that of light.

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    Re: thinking about

    2- is the default meaning. 3- is the marked meaning (i.e., it requires context).

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