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    I like her more than her husband (does).

    1. I like her more than her husband. (Oxford)
    2. I like her more than her husband does.

    What does sentence 1 mean? Does it mean that “I like her more than I like her husband”? Or does it mean “I like her more than her husband likes her”? As for sentence 2, I think it only has the latter meaning, right? Thanks!

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    Re: I like her more than her husband (does).

    Sentence 1 is ambiguous. It could mean either.
    2 is clear, as you say.

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    Re: I like her more than her husband (does).

    'I prefer her to her husband', is unambiguous.
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