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    #1

    noun

    Which are correct:

    1-In this line of work, pencil is better than pen because you can erase what you have written.
    2-In this line of work, the pencil is better than the pen because you can erase what you have written.
    3-In this line of work, pencils are better than pens because you can erase what you have written.


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    #2

    Re: noun

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-In this line of work, pencil is better than pen because you can erase what you have written.
    2-In this line of work, the pencil is better than the pen because you can erase what you have written.
    3-In this line of work, pencils are better than pens because you can erase what you have written.
    They are all correct, but #1 is the one you will most likely hear.

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    Re: noun

    2 sounds too lofty for the context IMO. You could also have 'a pencil...'

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