There are three parts to this discussion section:
- First post two examples of ambiguities or special uses of language, but do not identify which type you chose. You may create one or choose a famous one from a text or from the web. Be sure to reference the source you have used for your post, supplying a link, if possible.
Your examples should be different cases and should illustrate either
a: semantic ambiguity, syntactic ambiguity, ambiguity of relative words, grouping ambiguity, euphanistic language, stereotyping (be sure not to be hurtful), emotionally charged language, innuendo, loaded questions, or a case of hedging your bets.
- Reply to at least three posts and identify the examples. Discuss how the examples illustrate the cases. Could it be more than one? Explain your position.
- Reply other replies and critically discuss their position and the example.
Whenever possible, use references to support your claims.
#1 POST NEEDING REPLY:
Examples of Ambiguities
1). I saw a man on a hill with a telescope.
2). I have never tasted a cake like that before.
3). He saw her duck.
“Ambitious Sentences”. Byrdseed. Ian Byrd, 2009. Web. 21 Sept. 2016
#2 POST NEEDING REPLY:
Example 1: In a family way
Example 2: She told me she found the body down by the bank.
#3 POST NEEDING REPLY:
1. We put our dog to sleep.
2. Some people say that you are very rude.