On Sat, 10 Feb 2018 13:45:48 UTC, Richard Yates
> On Sat, 10 Feb 2018 02:26:37 -0800 (PST), ***@gmail.com wrote:
> >1) He hired technicians for his company, and later engineers.
> >2) I tried to protect him from addiction, and later his sisters.
> >3) I tried to free him from prison, and later his brother.
> >4) I tried to protect him from his father, and later his sisters.
> >Are these sentences grammatical?
> >Are they idiomatic?
> >Is '4' ambiguous?
> >a) I protected his sisters as well.
> >b) I protected him from his sisters as well.
> Yes, 4) is ambiguous. With all of these I would have punctuated like
> "He hired technicians for his company and, later, engineers."
> It avoids misreading "later" as modifying "engineers". That is not a
> particular risk with that sentence, but in analogous ones it can be.
Yeah, but now it can be read that later he hired technicians for his