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[9] It is also often doubtful to which of two antecedents a phrase is to be referred. Hence we get such [p. 159] controversial themes as, “My heir shall be bound to give my wife a hundred pounds of silver according to choice,” where it is left uncertain which of the two is to make the choice.

But in these examples of ambiguity, the first may be remedied by a change of case, the second by separating 1 the words or altering their position, the third by some addition.1

1 See § 11.

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