Background: When I am reading some English books, I always find this pattern confusing. So now I make up a meaningless sentences to stand for my question.
He likes sweet apples and oranges.
Is the word sweet describing only apples or both apples and the oranges?
In another word, is the word appearing in the first noun also describing the 2nd noun that follows by "and" ?
- He likes sweet apples and sweet oranges.
- He likes sweet apples. He also likes oranges. (Whether sweet or not is fine)
Which one is correct understanding for the sentence He likes sweet apples and oranges ?