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Just a question



Choli
Argentina

Just a question
 
Hi everyone,
 
What īs the correct answer to this question?:
 
What īs your favourite pet?
 
1. Dogs are my favourite pet/s.
2. The dog is my favourite pet.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Big hugs,
Choli

24 Aug 2010      



mariontx
Guadeloupe

I īd say,
- grammaticaly, it īs the 2nd one, because, it takes up the grammatical subject of the question
- but semanticaly, both are correct.

Hope I helped. :-)

24 Aug 2010     



Redbull
Thailand

(1) Dogs are my favourite pets becuase I don īt like cats.

(2) out of all the pets we have/I have in the house, the dog is my favourite pet.

so both of these are ok but depending on the sentence or question.

Redbull gives you wings you know Wink.

24 Aug 2010     



jmalone77
United States

If you īre speaking in general of all dogs, use the plural.  Using the singular is effective communication, but sounds non native (not that there īs anything wrong with that).

24 Aug 2010