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    Semantic help with an unusual issue / topic

    Hi guys,

    An unusual one, perhaps, that I can't get my head around.

    I placed an online football bet, as I had a freebie and wanted to give it a go, and I thought I had won, but the bet was given as lost but I couldn't understand why.

    This is the bet


    Bayern Munich & Barcelona Matches Multi Match:

    At Least 1 Goal In Each Half & Each Team Over 1 Corner, All In Each Match


    I read this very simply as.


    At least 1 goal in each half:

    Each team over 1 corner:
    All in each match:

    I contacted support and they told me the bet means that each team must have over 1 corner in each half not over one corner in the entire game.


    It does not say each team to have a corner in each half, but my bet was settled as lost because of that, otherwise I had a winning bet.


    Surely the use of the conjunctive 'and' after the goal part of the bet denotes a new context.


    Their other bets were phrased like this
    'Each Team At Least 1 Corner In Each Half In Each Match' This is clearly different to me.

    Am I wrong? I just didn't want to get taken advantage of because it's not clear.

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    Re: Semantic help with an unusual issue / topic

    It's not very well phrased, but I would go for the idea that there had to be one goal in each half - team irrelevant, so 2-0 would be fine - and each team had to have a corner in both halves. However, it's badly written- it's hard to extract a meaning from all in each half. Mind you, this kind of dispute is more a legal one than a language one.

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    Re: Semantic help with an unusual issue / topic

    It says "over 1 corner". Maybe they mean more than one corner?? Actually the whole thing is questionable. Give your money to you is the last thing such companies want to do.
    Another time, I would clarify each detail before betting.
    Last edited by teechar; 26-Apr-2018 at 20:35. Reason: removed link to essay-writing site

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    Re: Semantic help with an unusual issue / topic

    Hello Milena, and welcome to the forum.

    Note that I have removed the link to the essay-writing service you had at the bottom of your post. In future, please do not include such links in your posts.

    We do not look kindly upon such cheating sites.

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    Re: Semantic help with an unusual issue / topic

    I sympathise strongly, OkLang. I would have interpreted it in the same way as you did.

    As you say, because of the position of in each half and the conjunctive &, I think their argument is extremely weak.

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    Re: Semantic help with an unusual issue / topic

    Who'd have thought that an online betting site would stoop so low?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Apr-2018 at 18:03.

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