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    your new house in Texas

    1) Welcome to your new house in Texas.
    2) Welcome to your new house, in Texas.

    3) Welcome to your new house that is in Texas.
    4) Welcome to your new house, which is in Texas.

    In which case:
    a) Your
    previous house was in Texas.
    and in which case:
    b) Most likely, your previous house was not in Texas.
    and in which case:
    c) You have more than one new house. We're talking about the one that is in Texas.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: your new house in Texas

    When faced with possible ambiguities, your task as a writer is to re-cast the sentence to remove them. Trying to guess how your readers might interpret an ambiguous sentence is not a useful way to spend your time.
    I am not a teacher.

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