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List of linguistic example sentences
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List of linguistic example sentences

Examples used to illustrate linguistic phenomena:

independence of syntax:

 Colorless green ideas sleep furiously. (Noam Chomsky)

 (Steven Pinker's Lady Mondegreen example)

lexical ambiguity:
 Time flies like an arrow...
 Fruit flies like a banana (?)

syntactic ambiguity:
 The man saw the boy with the telescope.

syntactic ambiguity and incremnality:
 The horse raced past the barn fell
 (see also Garden Path Sentence)

semantic scope ambiguity and anaphora resolution:
 Every farmer who owns a donkey beats it.