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    Please help me understand the exact meaning

    Here is a term : the number of Japanese people traveling abroad last December


    Please tell me when you try to understand the term above, do you have any confusion in the following respects:

    1-----It could mean: the number of Japanese who exited Japan to travel last December.

    2----It cound mean: the number of Japanese in a state of traveling outside of Japan last December no matter when they exited Japan to start the travel.

    What I mean is: do you find the term 'the number of Japanese people traveling abroad last December' ambiguous? Thank you.

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    Re: Please help me understand the exact meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Here is a term : the number of Japanese people traveling abroad last December


    Please tell me when you try to understand the term above, do you have any confusion in the following respects:

    1-----It could mean: the number of Japanese who exited Japan to travel last December.

    2----It cound mean: the number of Japanese in a state of traveling outside of Japan last December no matter when they exited Japan to start the travel.

    What I mean is: do you find the term 'the number of Japanese people traveling abroad last December' ambiguous? Thank you.
    Hi, there
    it is really simple. Your phrase means 1. the number of Japanese people who travelled last December. Whether it is inside Japan or abroad isn't an issue.
    Hope I have been helpful

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