2018-08-08 08:43:09 UTC
1) I blew the tire up.
2) I blew up the tire.
Aren't those sentences ambiguous, and doesn't the ambiguity ever cause confusion?
I am into grammatical ambiguity, and this ambiguity is semantic but not
grammatical. However, I find it strange that I had never noticed it until now!
In this case, I use the word 'inflate' if I don't mean 'explode'. But
I should have noticed the ambiguity.