Fix This Sentence!


It’s ambiguous.

When the Murrays bought out the Seversons’ interest in the land in 2005, the Severson brothers retained two thirds of the land’s underlying mineral rights.

  • Two thirds of the mineral rights under all the land?
  • All the mineral rights under two thirds of the land?

I confess I don’t know how they do these things; the sentence could go either way as far as the sentence structure goes.

What do you think?

Here’s a picture of the fossil that the article is about:

They mentioned that the photo is copyrighted, so I included the link again.

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