Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Example of syntactic ambiguity:

1) Claymore made sure the young miss had a maid in attendance when she went out, for her reputation, and Jake made sure a strong groom accompanied her, for her protection.

2) The next day was a religious holiday in the Orthodox calendar, the date on which the Russians marked the birth of the Blessed Virgin, and services were held to pray for her protection.

Exactly the same phrase, with an opposite meaning of who is doing the protection.

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