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    Singular or plural?

    I saw a photo in Facebook which two English Cocker Spaniel are in there. The title of the photo wrote "I love Cocker Spaniels".

    I guess the author wanted to say he/she loves this particular kind of dog.

    Is it more suitable to use "Cocker Spaniel"(singular) rather than "Cocker Spaniels(plural)"?
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    Re: Singular or plural?

    The plural is correct.

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    Re: Singular or plural?

    If one wishes to express a love of the breed and use the singular, one can say "I love the Cocker Spaniel (breed)".

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    Re: Singular or plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    If one wishes to express a love of the breed and use the singular, one can say "I love the Cocker Spaniel (breed)".
    Yes, I think that is what he/she means.
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    #5

    Re: Singular or plural?

    I'm sure Mike meant you could ALSO say that. "I love Cocker Spaniels" is perfectly correct.
    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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    Re: Singular or plural?

    Yes, of course.

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    Re: Singular or plural?

    And they are lovely dogs.

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    As patients, not my favorites.

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    #9

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    What do they have?

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    Re: Singular or plural?

    A tendency to bite. Often it because their ears hurt from chronic infections.

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