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    #1

    ambiguity?

    Is this sentence ambiguous:


    1-He had to talk to her for a long time, as he hadn't in the last months.

    First meaning: He had to talk to her for a long time, in a way he hadn't in the last months.

    Second meaning: He had to talk to her for a long time, because he hadn't in the last months.

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    #2

    Re: ambiguity?

    The usage of comma before (as) making me think of (as) like a conjunction used to make a comment or add information rather than stating a reason. So, I think the second meaning is right.

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