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  1. Newbie
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    about ambiguity

    1)The Korean government and the U.S. government agree to have consultations upon the completion of the 180 day period with a view to addressing concerns after reviewing the notation's effect on beef trade and its inspection.


    I think the 'with a view to' is sort of misplaced modifier.
    the place gives the ambiguity.

    Semantically 'with a view to' can be attached to 'the 180 day period' or
    the Korean government and the U.S government ( the subject of the sentence)

    what are your opinions?

    2)Further, the regulations were revised to exclude from the definition of CMPAF certain cattle that have not been inspected and passed for human consumption. Under the proposed rule, cattle that were not inspected and passed for human consumption were excluded from the definition of CMPAF if their brains and spinal cords were removed. The final rule was revised to indicate such cattle are not considered CMPAF if the animals were shown to be less than 30 months of age, regardless of whether the brain and spinal cord have been removed.



    from the above text, my quesiton is the range of negation of the part ' certain cattle that have not been inspected and passed for human consumption.'
    and ' cattle that were not inspected and passed for human consumption'

    in both cases, 'not' will attach ' been inspected and passed for human consumtion'


    my understanding used to be as follows

    If you want connect two negative ideas , you use 'or'

    IF you want one negative and the other positive idea, you use and


    But, the example sentence above seem to require different interpretation
    contextually.

    What our your opinions.

    Thank you very much for reading these.



  2. RonBee's Avatar
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    Re: about ambiguity

    The phrase starting with "with a view to" explains why they will be having the consultations.

    In each phrase, "not" refers to both "inspected" and "passed".


  3. Newbie
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    Re: about ambiguity

    thank you a lot. I appreciate your answer.

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