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Ambiguity of they

asked 2015-07-29 21:07:54 -0500

satsujin gravatar image

Is 'they' ambiguous in the following text?

It shall be so that House Telfour shall agree into the following contract with House Sovern. That they shall give up all their goods and assets for our keeping and do with as we wish for the price of one diamond ring. That Billi Buffs shall have the right of this but must not go back on the contract once it is spoken before the council.

I think this creates an ambiguity on which house gets the goods and assets but am not sure. IF it is not ambiguous, is there any way to make it so?

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answered 2019-02-12 20:27:01 -0500

A S Sundar gravatar image

In my view,there's no iota of ambiguity in the contract,though it could have been phrased much better."It shall be so that House Telfour shall agree into the following contract with House Sovern. That they shall give up all their goods and assets for our keeping and do with as we wish for the price of one diamond ring. " The word 'they' clearly refers to 'House of Telfour' unambiguously .

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