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    Ambiguity

    Hi,
    Is there an ambiguity in this sentence?

    "He didn't feel well; therefore, Matt didn't go to work."

    Or should it be like:

    "Matt didn't feel well; therefore, he didn't go to work."

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    Re: Ambiguity

    Quote Originally Posted by angelfacesatan View Post
    Hi,
    Is there an ambiguity in this sentence?

    "He didn't feel well; therefore, Matt didn't go to work."

    Or should it be like:

    "Matt didn't feel well; therefore, he didn't go to work."
    It really depends on the context.

    In the first sentence, I might think that Matt's son was sick, so Matt didn't go to work.

    In the second sentence, it is more likely that Matt is the person who did not go to work (although it could still be another person who didn't go to work.)

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