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During line editing, ambiguity is one of the most important things to identify and eliminate. You should be looking for ambiguity during your self-editing process, and your professional editor will also root out instances that invite misreadings. Let's explore a few common causes of ambiguity and how you can fix them.
In this context, we're talking about unintentional ambiguity. Sometimes authors may want to be intentionally ambiguous. For example, crime writers may write scenes in such a way that the author cannot identify one of the characters. Remember to use intentional ambiguity only when it is necessary, as it can confuse and frustrate readers.
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