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    no problem with = no case??

    The following was a multiple question of a test, and the answer was like that reflecting a line in the given paragraph. But no problem with seems to have dual meanings.
    The first impression to me was "They(Casino owners) didn't have any problem dealing with psychics' winning great sums of money. Psychics won the money, and they didn't have any trouble giving them money"
    But judging from the answer, it seems to mean "they didn't have to bother to give them money as no psychic won great sums of money"
    I have little feeling of the latter seeing the line, but is it always interpreted as the former? It's confusing!!!

    Find the correct answer matching the given text.
    ex)Extrasensory perception is not documented and has no convincing evidence.....It seems to work in casinos...But casino owners in Las Vegas report no problem with "psychics" winning great sums of money. ...

    Correct Answer)There have been no report of "psychic" winners of casinos.

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    Re: no problem with = no case??

    I'm not sure I understand your question. If you are asking whether the phrase, "have no problem with," can be ambiguous, then yes, of course it can.

    "You can't correct his behavior."

    Does this mean that his behavior is perfect, or does it mean that if you try to correct his behavior, it won't have any effect?

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    Re: no problem with = no case??

    casino owners in Las Vegas report no problem with "psychics" winning great sums of money

    Keannu.
    If the example were, "casino owners in Las Vegas have no problem with psychics winning", then the ambiguity would be strong.
    Does it mean that they don't experience any occasions where psychics win, or that it doesn't bother them when psychics win?
    It is the use of "report" that helps remove the ambiguity in this case because it removes the "have no problem with/aren't bothered by" synonym.
    The meaning becomes more clear that "psychics winning" could be a problem but they have no reports of it. I say "more clear" because I would agree that a small degree of ambiguity remains.

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