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    Stop putting toys in your brother's shirt

    Stop putting toys in your brother's shirt.

    Is that sentence understood as an instruction to stop stuffing toys (through the neck hole) into the brother's shirt, and consequently making the shirt bloat with toys?
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    Re: Stop putting toys in your brother's shirt

    It makes no mention of the neck or the "bloating" problem so that information can't be extrapolated. It simply tells someone to stop putting toys in their brother's shirt. We don't know if the brother is even wearing the shirt at the time.
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    Re: Stop putting toys in your brother's shirt

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It makes no mention of the neck or the "bloating" problem so that information can't be extrapolated. It simply tells someone to stop putting toys in their brother's shirt. We don't know if the brother is even wearing the shirt at the time.
    I simply wanted to describe a scene where that sentence could have been said, and wanted to find out if that sentence was appropriate. I understand I shouldn't have phrased my question that way, hence your answer. I initially wanted to attach an image, but google failed me.
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