Natural languages can trip you up sometimes. I have a small collection of samples of these, and I will be blogging some of them. Here is the first one:
The last sentence of paragraph one reads, “The pass is midway between Aspen and Twin Lakes, on the border between Pitkin and Lake counties.”
You probably read the second part of the sentence as meaning on the border between Pitkin county and Lake county. And you might well read the first part the same way, that the pass is between Aspen Lake and Twin Lake.
This, however, is not correct. The pass is between the community Aspen and the community Twin Lakes.