Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    utakata is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Urdu
      • Home Country:
      • American Samoa
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    3

    Three Ways to express a general statement

    a)A dog is a faithful animal.
    b)The dog is a faithful animal.
    c)Dogs are faithful animals.

    I think the three examples share the same basic meaning.
    Is there a difference of nuance between them?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    483

    Re: Three Ways to express a general statement

    All three are correct. No difference in meaning. (C) is less formal than the first two.

  3. #3
    utakata is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Urdu
      • Home Country:
      • American Samoa
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    3

    Re: Three Ways to express a general statement

    Quote Originally Posted by naomimalan View Post
    All three are correct. No difference in meaning. (C) is less formal than the first two.
    Thanks for the answer naomimalan :)
    I'd like to confirm whether b) sounds academic or not.
    I've heard that thing from a native.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    483

    Re: Three Ways to express a general statement

    Yes, it does. Your native speaker was right.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •