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    Default the cellphone is / cellphones are

    1. The cellphone makes our lives easier.
    2. Cellphones make our lives easier.

    Which of the above sentences is correct and natural?

    I know that it's natural to say "The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell." Accordingly, sentence 1 should be correct and natural, but it seems to me that sentence 2 is also correct and natural. That's why I need to seek language experts' opinions. Thank you so much.

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    Default Re: the cellphone is / cellphones are

    Both are correct and natural. Number 2 is far more common in speech, but 1 might appear in writing.

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