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Exercise 3 - Explanations
If you heard a man scream two words, “don’t” and “stop,” you might not know if he means, “don’t do that, I want you to stop” or if he means, “don’t stop doing that”.

Words may have more than one meaning and we use background information or context to understand exactly what the speaker means.

When the words appear in writing, punctuation can also help to solve this kind of ambiguity.
Which answers below use punctuation to solve the problem of ambiguity and make it clear that the speaker wants you to stop?

Click on 3 correct answers.

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