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    beast

    Hi there,

    Lions ar a fierce beast. OR Lions are fierce beasts.

    Which one is correct?

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    pete

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    Re: beast

    Lions are fierce beasts.
    ( "lions" being the subject of the sentence needs to take a verb form in the plural )

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    Re: beast

    hi there,

    But 'a fierce beast' means ' a type of fierce beast'?
    thank
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    Re: beast

    You could also go for

    "The lion is a fierce animal" as a generalized statement

    or insert a noun such as species

    as in " Lions are the only truly social cat species "
    Last edited by beascarpetta; 15-Mar-2008 at 15:47.

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