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1. A dog is a faithful animal.
2. The dog is a faithful animal.
3. Dogs are faithful animals.
4. A dog is the faithful animal
5. The dog is the faithful animal.
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I have changes some sentences a little. Can we us all the sentences?
Are the following expressions all in generic use in the sentences above?
Can I get some information regarding 'generic use' on the Internet?

1. A dog
2. The dog
3. the faithful animal
4. a faithful animal

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  1. #4 says dogs are the only faithful animals, others are not. Is that what you mean? The others are fine, and #4 is okay if that's what you mean. When you say "the dog" in this context, it means the canine animal in general, not a specific pet.

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  2. Thank you.

    1. A dog is a faithful animal.
    2. The dog is a faithful animal.
    3. Dogs are faithful animals.

    [Do you mean all the following expressions are in generic use in the sentences?]
    1. A dog
    2. The dog
    3. Dogs
    4. a faithful animal
    5. faithful animals

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  3. All can be generic, but #2 can also refer to a particular dog. It all depends on the context of the sentence -- that is, the sentences around it.

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  4. The dog is a faithful animal

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