A logical fallacy
in which the construction of a sentence
allows multiple interpretation
s. If you ever ask an oracle
, watch out for this
Example, using parens to clarify grouping:
Sentence: "I talked about sex with your grandmother."
Meaning 1: "I talked (about sex) (with your grandmother)."
Meaning 2: "I talked about (sex with your grandmother)."
To show the Amphiboly, identify the offending phrase and give the two possible interpretations.