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Table 2. 

Parameters Used to Subdivide the Coerced Sentences into Those with One Dominant Interpretation and Those with Multiple Possible Interpretations

Measure
Dominant Interpretation (n = 89)
Multiple Interpretations (n = 91)
% use of the dominant interpretation 90.1% (80–100%) 54.3% (30–70%) 
No. different verbs generated 3.5 (1–7) 5.56 (2–9) 
Average number of different interpretations 1.82 (1–3) 3.97 (2–8) 
Ratio of the most frequent interpretation to the second-most frequent interpretation 13:1 2.4:1 
Measure
Dominant Interpretation (n = 89)
Multiple Interpretations (n = 91)
% use of the dominant interpretation 90.1% (80–100%) 54.3% (30–70%) 
No. different verbs generated 3.5 (1–7) 5.56 (2–9) 
Average number of different interpretations 1.82 (1–3) 3.97 (2–8) 
Ratio of the most frequent interpretation to the second-most frequent interpretation 13:1 2.4:1 

The range of values for each measure is shown in brackets.

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