over time, they

Status
Not open for further replies.

Ju

Key Member
Joined
Nov 6, 2006
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Chinese
Home Country
Hong Kong
Current Location
Hong Kong
***The soil in these places is so poor that the meat-eating plants doesn't have enough minerals to keep healthy. So these meat-eating plants have adapted over time by eating animals.***

1) What does it mean of "over time" in the above sentence?

________________________________________________________________

2) Can I use "they" as the plural of an animal, an insert and a book?

__________________________________________________________________

Thanks.
 

riverkid

Banned
Joined
Aug 17, 2006
Member Type
English Teacher
***The soil in these places is so poor that the meat-eating plants doesn't have enough minerals to keep healthy. So these meat-eating plants have adapted over time by eating animals.***

1) What does it mean of "over time" in the above sentence?

'over time' refers to amount of time that the evolutionary process that has occurred for these plants. It obviously is a long period of time.

________________________________________________________________

2) Can I use "they" as the plural of an animal, an insert and a book?

__________________________________________________________________

Thanks.

Yup you sure can, Ju. 'they' is used both for humans and for all other plurals.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top