@Hussein Hassan posted:
Hi, David, so to make the second meaning clear, the ('s) must be omitted, right?
Sorry for my typo, Hussein. Let me write what I intended to write:
- [good [children's jokes]] = children's jokes that are good
- [[good children]'s jokes]= jokes of good children
I meant to include the apostrophe-s for both meanings. They are two different ways of parsing the same syntactic string. Neither reading can be eliminated.