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    #1

    the first time

    1-When I first met him in London, he was very thin.

    Can't this sentence mean two things:
    a-The first time I met him was in London. Then he was very thin.
    b-The first time I met him in London, he was very thin. (I had met him before, but not in London.)


    Maybe for meaning "a" one should put a comma before "in London"?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    Last edited by navi tasan; 22-Dec-2012 at 09:37.

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    #2

    Re: the first time

    It can, and the comma would make things a bit clearer, but as it's one of your sentences built for ambiguity....

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