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Please, show me the reasons why using of deixis in communication is more ambiguious than using of reference.
It seems to me that deixis is a kind of reference. However, it relies on some knowledge of the context in the addressee; whereas other kinds of reference may not.show me the reasons why using of deixis in communication is more ambiguious than using of reference
Thus the sentence
1. I am going there now.
is ambiguous unless the addressee knows the context (referents) for "I", "there", and "now".
2. Thao from UsingEnglish.com is going to London on March 16th, 2009.
Not a professional ESL teacher.