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    Question Which on is correct or a better choice?

    A.
    1. Dogs, horses, lions, cows and goats are those animals that are found on the land and are called mammals.
    2. Dogs, horses, lions, cows and goats are some animals found on the land and are called mammals.
    B.
    1. Octopuses, sharks, starfishes and goldfishes are those animals that are found in water and are called fishes.
    2. Octopuses, sharks, starfishes and goldfishes are some animals found in water and are called fishes.
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    Re: Which on is correct or a better choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    A.
    1. Dogs, horses, lions, cows and goats are those animals that are found on the land and are called mammals.
    2. Dogs, horses, lions, cows and goats are some animals found on the land and are called mammals.
    B.
    1. Octopuses, sharks, starfishes and goldfishes are those animals that are found in water and are called fishes.
    2. Octopuses, sharks, starfishes and goldfishes are some animals found in water and are called fishes.
    Best regards!Dawood
    Leave out 'some' and 'those', it is not necessary´.

    Dogs, horses [...] are animals that are found on land and are called mammals.

    Octopuses, sharks [...] starfishes and goldfishes are animals that are found in water and are called fishes.

    NOTE
    Fish is countable when speaking of the animals; the plural is normally the same (one fish, two fish), but fishes is also a plural, and is used mostly when speaking scientifically of different kinds.
    When speaking of food, fish is an uncountable noun. 'We ate a lot of fish yesterday.'
    Last edited by Snowcake; 12-Apr-2008 at 14:44.


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    Re: Which on is correct or a better choice?

    You're in tricky territory here.

    2. Dogs, horses, lions, cows and goats are some of the animals found on the land and are called mammals.


    2. Octopuses, sharks, starfishes and goldfishes are some animals found in water and are called fishes.
    Even though 'fishes' may be acceptable as the plural, a native speaker would still use 'fish' as the plural. Also, an octopus and a starfish are not 'fish'; and a goldfish is freshwater - the others are salt water.

    Octopuses, sharks, starfish and whales are some of the animals found in water and are called marine animals.
    or
    use examples such as: Sharks, whales, salmon, and porpoises ...'and are called fish'

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    Re: Which on is correct or a better choice?

    Can you change these sentences?

    Dogs, horses, lions, cows and goats are some of the animals found on land called mammals.

    Octopi, sharks, starfish and goldfish are sea animals living in the ocean.

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