Posted by K Yone on May 28, 2001
Thank you very much for your explanation last time.
I have another question.
1.A dog is a friendly animal.
2.Dogs are friendly animals.
3.The dog is a friendly animal.
I understand all of them are correct and people tend to use sentence type #2 a lot.
How about next group as generic statements?
1.A Chinese is a good cook.
2.Chinese are good cooks.
3.The Englishman is not a good cook.
4.The Chinese are good cooks.
Do all of these sentences sound correct? My American friend told me that a sentence #4 is good, but sentences #1 and #2 doesn't sound right. Is she right?
Thanks again. I appreciate your help. Have a nice holiday!
All the best,