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    my cousin in France

    1-I wrote a letter to my cousin in France.
    2-I wrote a letter to my cousin, in France.

    In which of the following cases correspond to which of the sentences 1 and 2:


    a- I wrote a letter to my cousin and he was in France.
    b- I wrote a letter to my cousin and I was in France.
    c- I wrote a letter to that cousin of mine who is in France.
    d- I wrote a letter to my only cousin, who is in France.

    I think technically 1 and 2 both could correspond to a and b. In this case, 'in France' would have been added as an afterthought in 2.

    I think 1 could also correspond to both c and d.

    I don't think 2 could correspond to either c or d. It seems to me that 'in France' cannot be adjectival if it is preceded by a comma.


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    Navi.

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    Re: my cousin in France

    <I wrote a letter to my cousin in France.>

    I wrote a letter to my cousin (who lives) in France.

    or

    I wrote a letter to the cousin of mine who lives in France.

    Both meanings are possible. (I don't think you can use the second sentence (I wrote a letter to my cousin, in France).)


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