If I say, "I can read a French novel," it means that I can read a single French novel (not more than one).
Then, are the following sentences acceptable?
I can ride a bicycle.
I can ride bicycles.
Can she drive a car?
Can she drive cars?
Of course, I cannot ride more than one bicycle at a time.
The point of my question is:
"I can ride a bicycle." (Is this gramatically okay? Doesn't it imply that I can ride only a particular type of bicycle?)
I can ride bicycles. (Do native speakers of English misunderstand that I am an acrobat?)
Thank you for your comment.
Can I use "I can ride bicycles" as well. If yes, what's the difference in nuance between "I can ride bicycles" and "I can ride bicycles"?
Last edited by Clark; 30-Mar-2009 at 20:32.