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    was shot alongside

    1) John was shot alongside Patrick.
    2) They shot John alongside Patrick.

    Do these mean Patrick was shot as well, or not?
    Can one tell?

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    Navi.

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    Re: was shot alongside

    No, one can't tell for sure.
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    Re: was shot alongside

    I agree, though I would interpret it as being more likely than not.

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