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    #1

    they attack humans

    Why are you worried about rats but not about mice?
    a. Because mice don't attack humans but rats do.
    b. Because rats attack humans.

    As far as I know, rats rarely attack humans, but they might indeed do so. Would sentences (a) and (b) be acceptable in this conversation? They seem to be making a very general statement, but actually, in the conversation they are not supposed to do so.

    I think they work in this converstaion. Here they do not mean all rats attack humans, but simply that a rat might attack a human being.

    What is your verdict?

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    Re: they attack humans

    They're both inaccurate, but in conversation people could use them.

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