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I found this sentence in a vocabulary building app.

my mom also wants a watch.

The Japanese translation of that sentence means following:
Someone wons a watch, and my mom wants the watch too.
Is that right?
I think, my mom wants something else, maybe a purse, and wants a watch too is appropriate.
Am I wrong in thinking that way?
Could you tell me, please?

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The sentence, "My mom also wants a watch.", is ambiguous without context. For example:


You go shopping with your girlfriend and she says she wants a watch and may buy one next month when she gets paid. You say, as an afterthought: "My mom also wants a watch."


You go shopping for gifts for your mom and buy a number of items. As you buy the last of the items, you say: "Oh, yeah. My mom also wants a watch. Can you show me some?"

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I couldn't understand this part:

You go shopping with your girlfriend and she says she wants a watch and may buy one next month when she gets paid. You say, as an afterthought: "My mom also wants a watch."

If it won't bother you, could you explain it, please?