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    literary criticism

    1-He was the biggest opponent of literary criticism in France.
    2-He was the biggest opponent of literary critics in France.

    Can one tell if the sentences mean:
    a-In France, he was the biggest opponent of literary criticism/literary critics.
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    b-He was the biggest opponent of the literary criticism that existed in France/the literary critics of France.


    I think for meaning 'b' it would be better to have 'the literary criticism in France'/'the literary critics in France' but I am not sure '1' and '2' are not ambiguous.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: literary criticism

    The way they are written, I would read both as being b. If a were intended, "in France" should have been put at the beginning.

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