If something is ambiguous, it requires a clearer explanation.
Ambiguity occurs when sentences or words could have more than one meaning.
This can happen when a word in the sentence has more than one meaning.
We all saw her duck.
The word duck could be a noun (as in the lady has a pet duck), or the word could refer to the verb duck, meaning that she wanted to avoid something.
Ambiguity can also happen due to sentence structure.
John bathed his dog wearing blue trousers.
It isn’t clear if John is wearing blue trousers whilst washing his dog, or if his dog is wearing blue trousers whilst having a bath.
Remember, try to avoid ambiguity unless you want to confuse your reader.
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