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    either young men or women

    1-The people who visited the site were young men and women.
    2-The people who visited the site were young men or women.
    3-The people who visited the site were either young men or women.

    Could one say if 'young' modifies 'women' in these sentences or not?

    If one put a comma after 'men', would that take away the ambiguity, keeping 'young' from modifying 'women'?

    Gratefully,
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    Re: either young men or women

    In those sentences, "young" applies to both men and women. The correct way to remove "young" from women is to reorder the sentence.

    1-The people who visited the site were women and young men.
    2-The people who visited the site were women or young men.
    3-The people who visited the site were either women or young men.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-May-2014 at 08:24.

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