his mother's gift of a pen

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Viktor Sorokin

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gift
■ an act of giving something as a present
his mother's gift of a pen
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How do I understand the sentence:

1. Mother gave him a pen.
or
2. He gave a pen to mother
(I think 1. is correct)

Thanks.
 

MikeNewYork

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gift
■ an act of giving something as a present
his mother's gift of a pen
OED

How do I understand the sentence:

1. Mother gave him a pen.
or
2. He gave a pen to mother
(I think 1. is correct)

Thanks.

Number 1 is more likely.
 
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