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LINGUIST List 23.4373

Thu Oct 18 2012

Qs: Native English Speaker Semantics Survey

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <brentlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Oct-2012
From: Kota Nishiwaki <hot_corner_55hotmail.com>
Subject: Native English Speaker Semantics Survey
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If you are a native speaker of English and feel something is strange about the following sentences, please point it out. Any comments are welcome. Please send your replies directly to my email, hot_corner_55hotmail.com. Your responses will assist me in my research.

(1) He ate a meal in 30 minutes at a restaurant, but he didn't eat all the food the chef served him.

(2) He ate in 30 minutes at a restaurant, but he didn't eat all the food the chef served him.

(3) He finished eating a meal in 30 minutes at a restaurant, but he didn't eat all the food the chef served him.

(4) He finished eating in 30 minutes at a restaurant, but he didn't eat all the food the chef served him.

(5) He ate a meal at a restaurant, but he didn't eat all the food the chef served him.

(6) He ate at a restaurant, but he didn't eat all the food the chef served him.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Kota Nishiwaki

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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