ambiguous sentence?

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navi tasan

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She does everything for her mother.

Can't this sentence have two meanings?
1-She does whatever she does for her: she goes to school for her, gets good grades to make her happy, chooses her friend in such a way as to please her....
2-She does everything there is to be done for her mother: takes care of her, washes her clothes, cooks for her...
 

blacknomi

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Interesting.

she goes to school for her, gets good grades to make her happy, chooses her friend in such a way as to please her....takes care of her, washes her clothes, cooks for her...

Isn't that everything? :lol:
 

Francois

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First meaning would usually call for inversion:
Everything she does is for her mother.

FRC
 
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