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    tall and dark

    1-He likes tall and dark women.

    Can't this mean two things:
    a-He likes tall dark women.
    b-He likes tall women and he likes dark women.

    Maybe if the intended meaning is 'b', one should go for:

    He likes tall, and dark women.

    The comma after 'tall' would represent a pause in speech and separate the two things.

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    #2

    Re: tall and dark

    To prevent any misunderstanding, you need to write

    'He likes tall, dark-haired women' (if that's what you mean by 'dark').

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    Re: tall and dark

    Thank you very much Rover.

    I had heard the expression 'tall, dark stranger' and I sort of turned it around.

    What if he likes tall women and dark-haired women. Would

    A-He likes tall, and dark-haired women.

    work or is it still ambiguous?

    I suppose

    B-He likes tall and and dark-haired women.

    is totally ambiguous.

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    #4

    Re: tall and dark

    You could add both.

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    #5

    Re: tall and dark

    "He likes women who are tall or dark-haired; his preference naturally is for women who are both tall and dark-haired."

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