Talk:1087: Cirith Ungol

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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".

BJL (talk) 05:22, 3 August 2012 (EDT)

I've deleted the sentence cited above from the page. BJL (talk) 07:32, 6 August 2012 (EDT)

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? 20:24, 25 May 2014 (UTC)