Scope Ambiguities

In scope ambiguities, you wonder what part of the sentence applies to what other part. For example, “When you are talking quietly with your child and your husband at ease to talk more openly…” 

Does this mean she is talking quietly with her child and her husband, and SHE is becoming more open, or is it the husband who is becoming more open? 

I’ll say it again, “When you are talking quietly with your child and your husband at ease to talk more openly…” This could be part of a session intended to help her become ready for her husband to be more honest with her. In any case, consider how this ambiguity creates transderivational searching for meaning, and primes a state and interest in a topic.