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entering the store

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:55 am
by azz
a. I accidentally kicked the police officer entering the store.

Can't this sentence have three meanings?
1. I accidentally kicked the police officer as I was entering the store.
2. I accidentally kicked the police officer as he was entering the store.
3. I accidentally kicked the police officer who was entering the store.

b. I accidentally kicked the police officer, entering the store.
Can't this sentence have two meanings?
1. I accidentally kicked the police officer as I was entering the store.
2. I accidentally kicked the police officer as he was entering the store.


I am not sure they could have meaning (3).

Many thanks.