MAKING MEANING EXERCISE 1:

Garden Path Sentences


      From Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct (1995):




I kissed Joan and Mary
                                    laughed.


Fat people eat
                        accumulates.


I know the words to that song
                                              don't rhyme.


She told me a little white lie
                                    will come back to haunt me.


The cotton clothing
                                    is made of is grown in Mississippi.


The man who hunts ducks
                                          out on weekends.


The prime number
                                 few.


The raft floated down the river
                                                    sank.


Helen is expecting next week
                                                  to be unusually busy.



See also http://home.bluemarble.net/~langmin/miniatures/garden.htm

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