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    #1

    six calls from

    a. I have received six calls from John and Harry.

    Does that mean
    1. All in all they have given me six calls.
    2. Each of them has given me six calls.
    3. Could be either (1) or (2). The sentences is ambiguous.


    Many thanks.

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    #2

    Re: six calls from

    Ambiguous
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: six calls from

    These would be clearer:

    I have received six calls each from John and Harry.
    I have received a total of six calls from John and Harry.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: six calls from

    It won't be completely clear until we know whether John and Harry make calls together.

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