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Who was scared, the speaker, or the maid?

  • It depends on the verb. The question is just a translation request, I vote for closing.
    – Axioplase
    Oct 23, 2011 at 5:05
  • I don't think it's just a translation request, because I made it general. Oct 24, 2011 at 22:49

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This is context-dependent. It could be the speaker that was frightened, but it could just as easily be the most recent subject (e.g. person) being discussed prior to this sentence. Without more context, it's really impossible to say for certain. In any case, though, someone or something was frightened by the maid.

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