Ambiguity

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How many different ways can you say 'Dan walk home'
Dan walked home, Dan walk home, Dan will walk home, Dan is walking home
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2 things missing that makes it ambiguous
Inflections and Auxiliary verbs
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Ambiguity in the two-word stage
The scope for the ambiguity at the two word stage arises because of the omission of inflectional affixes
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Ambiguity is also created
because of missing auxiliary verbs
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What are commonly absent?
The possessive and plural ‘s’ and past tense ‘ed’ are absent
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Example: possessive ‘s’
They therefore omit the possessive ‘s’ - Jamie’s juice
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Plurals ‘s’ children say
‘two duck’ and two cow’
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2 things missing that makes it ambiguous

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Inflections and Auxiliary verbs

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Ambiguity in the two-word stage

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Card 4

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Ambiguity is also created

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Card 5

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What are commonly absent?

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