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    #1

    chose be because I am fast, not strong

    a. He chose me because I am fast, not strong.

    Can't this sentence have two different meanings?

    1. He chose me because I am fast, not because I am strong.
    2. He chose me because I am not strong but fast.

    PS. I think it means (1), but it is not clear whether the speaker considers himself or herself strong or not. I think it could be either. You have the same ambiguity in (1).


    Many thanks.

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    Re: chose be because I am fast, not strong

    Answered here.

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