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  1. #1
    Anonymous Guest

    scared to hear

    Is this sentence ambiguous:
    "I was scared to hear that you were on that train."

    Meaning 1: I was scared WHEN I HEARD that you were on that train.
    Meaning 2: I was scared that I MIGHT HEAR that you were on that train.

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor,
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    It is theoretically ambiguous, but the first option is far, far more likely.

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