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    "Isn't that", "Aren't that"

    Hello guys,
    In this TV show they say "Isn't that", but I would like to know if "Aren't that" is also correct:
    Person 1:
    The buffalo's eyes are 50 times more sensitive than a human's.
    That's how they see at night.
    Person 2:
    Isn't that owls?


    YouTube - According to Jim S07E03

    (By the way: I cannot understand the sense of the end at all...)

    Cheers!

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    Re: "Isn't that", "Aren't that"

    "Isn't that owls" means "Aren't the eyes of the owl 50 times more sensitive than a human's?" The guy who says it is implying that the other guy is wrong.

    "Isn't that owls" should read "Isn't that owl's."

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: "Isn't that", "Aren't that"

    Why are you making "owl's" possessive?

    In this case:
    Isn't that = Isn't that the description that applies to

    Isn't that owls that this applies to?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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