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    How many animals like fruit?

    How many animals like fruit?

    Q: Is the sentence right?

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    Re: How many animals like fruit?

    Hi dido4

    As a Brit, but not a teacher, I have no problem with the sentence, only the question!

    The answer would probably be millions!

    What would be a more realistic question would be :
    "How many of these animals like fruit?"

    Hope this helps
    NT

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    Re: How many animals like fruit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neillythere View Post
    Hi dido4

    As a Brit, but not a teacher, I have no problem with the sentence, only the question!

    The answer would probably be millions!

    What would be a more realistic question would be :
    "How many of these animals like fruit?"

    Hope this helps
    NT
    I can't answer your question either.

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    Re: How many animals like fruit?

    Quote Originally Posted by dido4 View Post
    How many animals like fruit?

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    Hi, dido4!

    Yes! The sentence, "How many animals like fruit?" is properly constructed.

    Perhaps a better question to ask is "How many animals eat fruit?" I can't think of any animal that has actually told anyone that they 'like' fruit!

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Re: How many animals like fruit?

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Hi, dido4!

    Yes! The sentence, "How many animals like fruit?" is properly constructed.

    Perhaps a better question to ask is "How many animals eat fruit?" I can't think of any animal that has actually told anyone that they 'like' fruit!

    Cheers,
    Amigo
    An even better question is "How many species are obligate fructivores?"
    Even that is probably too difficult, and "species" should be amended to genera or orders or families.

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    Re: How many animals like fruit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neillythere View Post
    Hi dido4

    As a Brit, but not a teacher, I have no problem with the sentence, only the question!

    The answer would probably be millions!

    What would be a more realistic question would be :
    "How many of these animals like fruit?"

    Hope this helps
    NT
    Looks like I should have added a note that my suggested text needs to be followed by a list of typical animals.

    Never take anything for granted!

    Regards
    NT

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    Re: How many animals like fruit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neillythere View Post
    Looks like I should have added a note that my suggested text needs to be followed by a list of typical animals.

    Never take anything for granted!

    Regards
    NT
    Hi, NT!

    I don't think it really matters what replies we posted! Dido4 has never returned!!!

    Cheers,
    amigo

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