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    this is + noun

    Hello dear Teachers

    Please tell me if I'm right ;

    1. We use ( say ) : ( This is a fish ) when we are takling about ( fish ) as a ( thing / object ).

    2. We use ( say ) : ( This is fish ) when we are talking about ( fish ) as a ( meal ) < Without article ( a )

    Thanks a lot in advance

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    Re: this is + noun

    Quote Originally Posted by tatonka View Post
    1. We use ( say ) : ( This is a fish ) when we are talking about ( fish ) as a ( thing / object ).

    2. We use ( say ) : ( This is fish ) when we are talking about ( fish ) as a ( meal ) < Without article ( a )
    Yes, though I can't think of many occasions when I'd naturally say the words 'this is fish'.
    There is certainly no article for the food in such (more natural) sentences as 'I like fish', I ordered fish', 'fish is good for you', etc.

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