Posted by Erica on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 10:38pm.
Indicate the gendr of the bracketed words. I tired them but I am not sure am I right or not. Please look over it and give me suggestion if they are wrong. Thank you!!
(They) told the (children) the (stories) they had heard (themselves).
They - collective
children - collective? dual?
stories - stories
themselves - collective
English - Writeacher, Monday, March 9, 2009 at 10:43pm
Are you sure you're being asked about gender?
Here's a section on collective nouns:
And here's one on collective adjectives:
To me, though, all these forms in parentheses are simply plurals. The last one is plural and reflexive.
English - Erica, Monday, March 9, 2009 at 10:46pm
YesYes. The question original is: Indicate the case, person, number and gender of the bracketed words. I only have trouble with indicating the gender.
English - Erica, Monday, March 9, 2009 at 10:47pm
My other friend with the same assignment put dual for all of them.
English - Ms. Sue, Monday, March 9, 2009 at 10:48pm
In English, none of those has a gender.
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