Talk:1087: Cirith Ungol
I don't think this is correct: "Another possibility of the ambiguity is that the author, E. B. White, was saved from being slaughtered by Charlotte."
The ambiguous sentence is: 'Charlotte's Web is a children's novel by American author E. B. White, about a pig named Wilbur who is saved from being slaughtered by an intelligent spider named Charlotte.'
"American author E. B. White" and "who is saved..." are separated by "about a pig named Wilbur" which references the novel.
So the relative clause "who is saved..." cannot reference "American author E. B. White".
The ambiguity is if the "by" in "by an intelligent spider..." refers to "is saved" or "being slaughtered" - is he being saved by said spider, or is someone saving him from being slaughtered by said spider? 18.104.22.168 20:24, 25 May 2014 (UTC)