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    peter123 is offline Senior Member
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    lions

    Hi there,

    Amongst pets, I love dogs the most. OR
    Amongst pets, I love the dog the most.

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    pete

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    Re: lions

    Use "dogs" unless you are talking about a specific dog in which case you would use "the dog".

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    Re: lions

    Hi there,

    But 'the dog' could mean all dogs.

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    Re: lions

    That's not right. "The" is the definite article which means you are talking about a single thing (dog) that is known to the writer and the reader. If you want to talk in general you don't use articles.

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    Re: lions

    Hi there,

    Thanks very much.

    How about this sentence?

    My favourite animal is (the) panda?

    Thanks
    pete

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    Re: lions

    peter123lions
    Hi there,

    Amongst pets, I love dogs the most. OR
    Amongst pets, I love the dog the most.

    Thanks
    pete

    According to my grammar book, "The dog" can refer the thing in general. Have I misuderstood? Please.

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    Re: lions

    Hi there,
    Yes i agree

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