Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 3 years ago

Could you please tell me what "to Washinton" modify in the sentence below?

Mr. Flynn, who was fired after 24 days in the job, was initially kept on even after the acting attorney general, Sally Q. Yates, warned the White House that he might be subject to blackmail by the Russians for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to Washington.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago
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    It modifies "ambassador." Russia sends many ambassadors to other countries; but we're talking about the one they send to Washington (i.e., to the United States).

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    I am not sure what the question is that you are asking, but, the person Flynn spoke with was not the

    "Russian ambassador to Washington."

    he is the "Russian ambassador to the United States".

    • Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      "Washington" is a synechdoche for "U.S." in this case.

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