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Garden Path Sentences – Going to Sound Ridiculous

Garden path sentences are sentences that give the subjective impression that one is following a garden path to a predictable destination until it is obvious that you are mistaken.

This is a clip from the Micallef Program, a sketch comedy show from Australia; the man explains that what he is about to say sounds ridiculous. Is there an example of a garden path sentence in this clip? Why or why not? Try writing a couple of examples of these types of sentences.

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