This is the place to post questions and discussions on usage and style. The members of the Wordwizard Clubhouse will also often be able to help you to formulate that difficult letter.
1) As much as anybody, he respected her.
Could this mean:
a) He respected her as much as he respected anybody.
or does it only mean:
b) He respected her as much as anybody respected her.
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I would say (a).
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Bob in Wales
Yes. It is ambiguous. It can mean either. In speech, the ambiguity is resolved by stressing either "he" or "her".
Signature: Phil White
Non sum felix lepus
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