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2018-09-14 08:55:38 UTC

1) Playing chess is one of his favorite things he can do at home.

Can't that sentence be understood in two ways:

a) A subset of the set of his favorite things to do is the set of the ones he can do at home. Playing chess is one of them.

b) A subset of the set of the things he can do at home the set of his favorite

things he can do at home. Playing chess is one of them.

They don't really mean the same. In 'b', playing chess might not be one

of his favorite things to do per se.

Gratefully,

Navi

Can't that sentence be understood in two ways:

a) A subset of the set of his favorite things to do is the set of the ones he can do at home. Playing chess is one of them.

b) A subset of the set of the things he can do at home the set of his favorite

things he can do at home. Playing chess is one of them.

They don't really mean the same. In 'b', playing chess might not be one

of his favorite things to do per se.

Gratefully,

Navi