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Please tell me if the following sentences are natural.

1. I like songs written by Paul McCartney.

Does this mean I like Paul's songs (with some exceptions)?

Is this a little ambiguous expression?

2. I like the songs written by Paul McCartney.

Does this mean I like all Paul's songs (or songs that I mentioned before, depending on the context)?

3. I like songs written by British pop artists.

Does this mean I like (just any) songs written by (just any) British pop artists?

4. Songs written by Paul McCartney are my favorite ones.

Does this mean I like Paul's songs (with some exceptions)?

Is this a little ambiguous expression?

5. The songs written by Paul McCartney are my favorite ones.

Does this mean I like all Paul's songs (or songs that I mentioned before, depending on the context)?

6. Songs written by British pop artists are my favorite ones.

Does this mean I like (just any) songs written by (just any) British pop artists?

7. I used to listen to songs written by Paul McCartney when I was young.

Does this mean I used to listen to Paul's songs (with some exceptions) when I was young?

Is this a little ambiguous expression?

8. I used to listen to the songs written by Paul McCartney when I was young.

Does this mean I used to listen to all Paul's songs (or songs that I mentioned before, depending on the context) when I was young?
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1. I like songs written by Paul McCartney.
Does this mean I like Paul's songs (with some exceptions)?-- With or without exceptions.

Is this a little ambiguous expression?-- Yes

2. I like the songs written by Paul McCartney.
Does this mean I like all Paul's songs (or songs that I mentioned before, depending on the context)?-- Yes

3. I like songs written by British pop artists.
Does this mean I like (just any) songs written by (just any) British pop artists?-- Just any or some not yet specified.

4. Songs written by Paul McCartney are my favorite ones.
Does this mean I like Paul's songs (with some exceptions)?-- As with #1

Is this a little ambiguous expression?- As with #1

5. The songs written by Paul McCartney are my favorite ones.
Does this mean I like all Paul's songs (or songs that I mentioned before, depending on the context)?- As with #2

6. Songs written by British pop artists are my favorite ones.
Does this mean I like (just any) songs written by (just any) British pop artists?-- As with #3

7 & 8-- as above.
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This is my take:
SnappyPlease tell me if the following sentences are natural.

1. I like songs written by Paul McCartney. It means: In general, I like songs written by John.

Does this mean I like Paul's songs Yes, (with some exceptions)? I don't see exception being suggested here.

Is this a little ambiguous expression? No, not at all.

2. I like the songs written by Paul McCartney. The - is not needed in this question without [all] being used in conjunction. It seems the Q and A don't quite sound compatible.

Does this mean I like all Paul's songs (or songs that I mentioned before, depending on the context)?
If [all] is used in the context, yes.



3. I like songs written by British pop artists.

Does this mean I like (just any) songs written by (just any) British pop artists?

In general, yes.

4. Songs written by Paul McCartney are my favorite ones.

Does this mean I like Paul's songs (with some exceptions)? Yes. There is no doubt.

Is this a little ambiguous expression?

What is distractingto me is "with some exception" . Based on just the Q and A, there is no ambiguity.

5. The songs written by Paul McCartney are my favorite ones.

Does this mean I like all Paul's songs (or songs that I mentioned before, depending on the context)?

Without further context, one will take your answer as true.