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    Dogs !!!

    " Dogs are faithful animal. "

    Shall I need to add an ( s ) to animal ? Or can I say " Dogs are a faithful animal ? I personally think to add ( a ) would make the sentence better and there is no need for an s to animal in either case.

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    Re: Dogs !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    " Dogs are faithful animal. "

    Shall I need to add an ( s ) to animal ? Or can I say " Dogs are a faithful animal ? I personally think to add ( a ) would make the sentence better and there is no need for an s to animal in either case.
    Dogs are a faithful breed (of animal). (OK)

    Dogs are a faithful animal. (OK only if 'animal' means breed)

    Dogs are faithful animals. (OK) plural+plural+plural

    The plural linking verb 'are' makes both sides equal: X = Y

    dogs (plural) = faithful animals (plural)

    The singular linking verb 'is' makes both sides equal: X=Y

    a dog (singular) = a faithful animal (singular)

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    Thanks Cas :)

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