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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Query Details


Query Subject:   Native English Speaker Semantics Survey
Author:   Kota Nishiwaki
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Semantics

Query:   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_55@hotmail.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
LL Issue: 23.4373
Date posted: 18-Oct-2012



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