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I've hit on some stupid question.
"I asked John who was the president of the company."
I think this sentence is ambiguous depending on how a person regards 'who'.
1. if the person thinks it is an interroative, it would mean 'I asked John to tell me who is the president.'
2. but, if it is seen as a relative, it would mean 'I asked John, and he is the president.'
Am I right? or did I miss some important factors?
Thank you :)
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I've got a feeling there's a difference in meaning between:
I asked John who was the president of the company.
I asked John who the president of the company was.