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Autor:  André Oliveira
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Data:  23/MAI/2003 9:59 AM
Assunto:  Re: Ambigüidade
"All apples are not green."

: Does it mean "Not all apples are green" or
: "No apples are green"?

It is an ambiguous sentence and can mean either "Not all apples are green" or "No apples are green." That is why it is not commonly used (unless the context makes it clear that all or just some apples are being referred to) and one of your two unambiguous statements used instead.
"Logic in Linguistics," edited by Jens Allwood, Lars-Gunnar Andersson, and Osten Dahl (1977); ISBN: 0521291747 . Available from: Cambridge University Press.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Ambigüidade  –  bruno  22/MAI/2003, 7:16 PM
 Re: Ambigüidade  –  André Oliveira  23/MAI/2003, 9:59 AM

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