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Exercise 6 - Towards academic reading
Sometimes writers do not notice that their sentences are ambiguous and can be understood in two different ways.

For example:

Ali is an Egyptian fish biologist.

This sentence can have 2 different meanings:

1. Ali is an Egyptian, he is a biologist who studies fish.
2. Ali is a biologist who studies Egyptian fish.

However, writers sometimes choose to make their statements ambiguous.
Why would a writer decide to use an ambiguous statement instead of saying something openly and clearly?

Click on 3 correct answers.

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