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Have Fun With Your Students: Ambiguous Sentences

June 25, 2012 by cananelicin · 52 Comments · Classroom Discussion, Just for fun

Write these sentences on the board, and ask your students (preferably advanced or intermediate level) to interpret them. Do not tell them that each sentence has more than one meaning. This activity will hem them analyze English sentence structure and lexicon better.

  • The lady hit the man with an umbrella.
  • He gave her cat food.
  • John went to the bank.
  • The man saw the boy with the binoculars.
  • They are hunting dogs.
  • I saw her duck.
  • I told her books were funny.
  • I sais see you on Sunday
  • I love hunting dogs.
  • Will Will will the will to Will?

If you do not understand the sentences, ask me :)

What else can you add to this list? Leave your example sentences below please.



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  • dodo osama

    mac’s sister did not care for pigeons
    she appealed to him
    the agents collect at the drug store
    our milk has a stable flavor the year around
    mac is my oldest friend

  • cananelicin

    Thank you Hassan :)

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