- Local ambiguities persist only for a short amount of time as an utterance is heard or written and are resolved during the course of the utterance so the complete utterance has only one interpretation.
- When readers process a local ambiguity, they settle on one of the possible interpretations immediately without waiting to hear or read more words that might help decide which interpretation is correct ( the behaviour is called " incremental processing " ).
- The first involves a local ambiguity, meaning that it can be clarified within the sentence, often with punctuation or the addition of a word, as in the sentence " The old train the young fight . " Adding a semicolon reads : " The old train; the young fight ", and the meaning is more clearly read.
- It's difficult to find local ambiguity in a sentence. 用local ambiguity造句挺难的