Lesson: Modifiers - Part IV

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Could the sentence "Francine only drives trucks" also be interpreted as in that Francine is the only person who drives trucks? I thought of this because only can also modify a noun (e.g. Francine) therefore suggesting that this sentence refers to francine being the only person who is allowed to drive. Cheers
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Yes, since "only" is adjacent to both "Francine" and "drives," it's also possible that "only" modifies "Francine" (i.e., Francine is the only person who drives trucks).

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PS: If it were the case that we wanted to convey the fact that Francine is the only person who drives trucks, then we would avoid ambiguity by writing "Only Francine drives trucks."

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