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Reply to "on a stage"

navi posted:
1) I can act as well as John on a stage.
 Can't this sentence have three meanings:
 a) John doesn't act well on a stage. He acts well in another place (say, in front of a camera). I can act as well as him on a stage.
b) I can act as well as John acts on a stage.
c) I can act as well on a stage as John acts on a stage.

Hello, Navi,

I agree with you that (1) can have (b) and (c) as possible meanings, but I see no basis for considering (a) a possible meaning.

To say that you can act as well as John on a stage is not to say how well John acts, on a stage or anywhere else he does acting.

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