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I am curious about the semantics of the following sentence.
Your writing is pretty good.
I have merely one sentence. (Someone asked this sentence on another forum.)
Without the surrounding sentences, would this sentence be ambiguous?
I think that writing might refer to two things: first, the skill of writing; second, a piece of writing, namely, an essay or a composition.
Do I hit the nail on the head? Or am I totally wrong?
I would like to have native English speakers' comments.
The only exception I can think of is if the person really means, "Your handwriting is pretty good". But in that case they should actually use "handwriting."