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    #1

    ambiguity in headline

    Dear native speakers,

    Which words in the following headlines have ambiguity? And would you explain their different meanings?

    1) Rare Monkey Eats Carrots and Flies

    2) Doctor Administers New Drug Tests

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: ambiguity in headline

    Have you ever seen a flying monkey? (Outside of "The Wizard of Oz.")

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    #3

    Re: ambiguity in headline

    Would you please explain more?

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    #4

    Re: ambiguity in headline

    1a. A rare monkey eats two things, carrots and flies.
    1b. A rare monkey does two things, it eats carrots and it flies.

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