'My favourite animal is a panda'You can also say, in some contexts, 'My favourite animal is a panda', though in most cases "the" would be the right choice; you need some kind of article though. Otherwise, the sentence sounds rather blood-thirsty: 'My favourite animal['s meat] is panda [which is delicious although it can be a bit stringy if under-done].'
'My favourite animal is a panda'
Yes this is also acceptable but it sounds like the favorite animal is a particular panda. Funny how the indefinite article can also denote something definite.
Since "tennis" is an uncout noun, I think you can say so.Hi there,
Interesting to know that. But how about 'tennis'?
My favourite sport is tennis OR the tennis?
Why did you add 'the' before 'panda', but not 'the' in front of 'tennis'?
Hi, there. What about "My favourtie animal is pandas/the panda"?Yes, you are.
Alternatively, your friend could say:
My favourite animals are pandas.
PS - My favourite animal is the deep sea angler (do you know this one?)
Since "tennis" is an uncout noun, I think you can say so.
How about "My favourite sport is playing tennis"? Does it sound more favourable? (Not a teacher);-)
I agree with Swan in this.Hi there,
According to Michael Swan "Practical Usage" p. 62, 'the' can refer to the whole family of the thing:
The tiger is in danger of becoming extinct.
(The sentence is about the whole tiger family, not about individuals).
Then how about this sentence?
I love the tiger the most. (refer to the whole tiger family).