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    #1

    only the blue shirt

    Are these correct:
    1) I do not find only the blue shirt nice.

    2) I only do not find the blue shirt nice.
    3) I do not find the blue shirt nice only.

    Which mean:
    a) The blue shirt is the only one I do not find nice
    which mean
    b) It is not true that I find only the blue shirt nice

    Is there any sentence that is ambiguous? (I think '3' is.)

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    #2

    Re: only the blue shirt

    Is it my computer, or have you left gaps in 1 and 2?

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    #3

    Re: only the blue shirt

    I see no gaps at my end.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: only the blue shirt

    I find them all unnatural.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #5

    Re: only the blue shirt

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I see no gaps at my end.
    I see gaps after 'find' in #1 and after 'I' in #2.

    I assume 'only' appears in those places on your screen. Can anybody explain this?

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    #6

    Re: only the blue shirt

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails no gaps at my end.jpg  
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: only the blue shirt

    1 b
    2 a
    3 weird

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