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    #1

    "A great part of art"

    This is my answer to the question: "Do you think music and dancing are forms of art?"

    My answer is: "It's a great part of art." But is my answer correct if I am talking about two forms of art?

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    #2

    Re: "A great part of art"

    Are music and dancing one thing or two?

    (There's a hint in that sentence.)
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    #3

    Re: "A great part of art"

    I would say they are art forms. Or can be. (It is somewhat subjective what is and isn't art.)
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    #4

    Re: "A great part of art"

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Are music and dancing one thing or two?

    (There's a hint in that sentence.)
    I think two. But if I was talking about music only? Can I say "It's a great part of art"?

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    #5

    Re: "A great part of art"

    They're or They are.

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    #6

    Re: "A great part of art"

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    I think two. But if I am talking about music only can I say "It's a great part of art"?
    You can. (You can say anything you want to say.) But what's wrong with saying it's an art form?
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    Re: "A great part of art"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    You can. (You can say anything you want to say.) But what's wrong with saying it's an art form?
    Nothing wrong with that definitely but as a learner I wanted to know if "They are great parts of art" is also correct. If I am talking about two things. And if I am talking about one thing, if "It's a great part of art" is also correct? I mean natural and grammatically correct.

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    #8

    Re: "A great part of art"

    "They are great parts of art" and "It's a great part of art" are unnatural and have no meaning.

    Forget them.

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    Re: "A great part of art"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    "They are great parts of art" and "It's a great part of art" are unnatural and have no meaning.

    Forget them.
    OK. Do native speakers prefer "art forms" and "an art form" instead of "a form of art" and "forms of art"?
    For example, "It's a beautiful art form." Not "It's a beautiful form of art." Or "They are beautiful art forms." Instead of "They are beautiful forms of art."

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    Re: "A great part of art"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    OK. Do native speakers prefer "art forms" and "an art form" instead of "a form of art" and "forms of art"?
    This one does.
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