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Randall Twede
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i doubt anyone will truly misunderstand this, but it is ambiguous. churches chicken(a fast food chain) is currently promoting their value menu. i saw 2 signs. one said "9 for $.99" the other said "9 items for $.99". so imagine if you will:

me:hi, i saw your sign. you have 9 items for $.99?
cashier:yes sir.
me:great! i'll have 9 chicken breasts.
 
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I guess that is the weird thing about english -- it requires context for what seemingly shouldn't. Oh well... at least with Church's, you actually have to pay first, so you can't make the mistake without being able to undo it.

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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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