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    ambiguity?

    1-With all his warring and ruling, ruling and warring, he seemed slightly aged since the last time those warriors had seen him.

    Does this mean:
    a-In spite of all his warring and ruling, ruling and warring, he seemed slightly aged since the last time those warriors had seen him.
    or:
    b-Because of all his warring and ruling, ruling and warring, he seemed slightly aged since the last time those warriors had seen him.

    or it could mean either.

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    Re: ambiguity?

    Hello Navi,

    "With all his X" = "because of his X"; "for all his X" = "in spite of his X".

    All the best,

    MrP
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