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    #1

    working for a publishing house in Paris

    a. He works for a publishing house in Paris.

    b. He works for gangsters in Boston.


    I think both these sentences are ambiguous.

    Maybe the publishing house is in Paris or maybe he is in Paris or maybe both are in Paris. I assume that it is possible to work for a publishing house that is not in the same city as one is, especially in these.

    Maybe the gangsters are in Boston or maybe he is in Boston or maybe both are in Boston. I think it would be possible to work for gangsters who are in another city.

    Is this analysis correct?

    Many Thanks.

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    Re: working for a publishing house in Paris

    For me, your analysis is a stretch.

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