Student or Learner
For 1,2, I definitely bet they are a single person, but in 3, is it one person or two people? Isn't it confusing?
1. I want to be a wrestler and a cartoonist.
2. I am a wrestler and a cartoonist.
3. A wrestler and a cartoonist came to the party.
I suppose there's a structural ambiguity. But, I assume* that aside from people who enjoy turning sentences into diagrams for work and/or pleasure, most people would understand 3. as involving two people.
If someone is a wrestler and a cartoonist, we'd call them "a wrestler cartoonist" or "a cartoonist wrestler": A wrestler cartoonist came to the party....**
*not scientifically tested
**although these two options themselves contain ambiguity; the plot thickens
Last edited by freezeframe; 04-Apr-2011 at 00:01.