squinting construction

noun

Definition of squinting construction

: a grammatical construction that contains a word or phrase (such as sometimes in “to die sometimes is noble”) interpretable as modifying either what precedes or what follows and if interpreted in one way gives an unintended sense

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“Squinting construction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squinting%20construction. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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