@Hussein Hassan posted:
Which word does the adjective "good" modify in the following phrase:
- Good children's jokes
In other words, which is good: the children or the jokes?
Hi, Hussein—Both interpretations are possible. That is, "good children's jokes" is syntactically ambiguous. To grasp this, consider the following groupings:
- [good [children's jokes]] = children's jokes that are good
- [[good children] jokes] = jokes of good children