For examples of how context affects meaning in more complex situations, consider the following examples of ambiguous sentences, where the meaning depends on the context:
• The man saw the woman with a telescope. • The two sisters were reunited after 10 years in the checkout line at Safeway. • Two Catholic prostitutes appealed to the Pope. • A large hole appeared in Main Street. The police are looking into it. • The mayor said that bus passengers should be belted.