like jets

navi tasan

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Is this sentence correct:
1) Flying objects, like jets, were moving across the sky.


Does it mean:
a) Flying objects, which were like jets, were moving across the sky.
or:
b) Flying objects, such as jets, were moving across the sky.
or:
c) Flying objects were moving across the sky like jets.

Gratefully,
Navi.
 

Tarheel

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First, the sentence is correct. Second, without the commas I choose a. With them (as in your sentence), I choose b.
 

Tdol

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If you put like jets at the start, it could mean c).
 
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