Ambiguous Sentences (Grades 11-12)

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Ambiguous Sentences

Instructions: Identify each sentence as structurally or semantically ambiguous.

1. 
Free whales.
  1. Structurally ambiguous
  2. Semantically ambiguous
2. 
They are hunting dogs.
  1. Structurally ambiguous
  2. Semantically ambiguous
3. 
The fisherman went to the bank.
  1. Structurally ambiguous
  2. Semantically ambiguous
4. 
Which choice describes the sentence below?

I saw the man with the binoculars.
  1. Structurally ambiguous
  2. Semantically ambiguous
5. 
She is looking for a match.
  1. Structurally ambiguous
  2. Semantically ambiguous
6. 
Flying planes can be dangerous.
  1. Structurally ambiguous
  2. Semantically ambiguous
7. 
I went to the bank.
  1. Structurally ambiguous
  2. Semantically ambiguous
8. 
Police help dog bite victim.
  1. Structurally ambiguous
  2. Semantically ambiguous
9. 
There was only one bed, so Jane and Harry slept together.
  1. Structurally ambiguous
  2. Semantically ambiguous
10. 
He saw that gas can explode.
  1. Structurally ambiguous
  2. Semantically ambiguous

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