# English Expression

A: How many boys and girls are there in the park?

B: There are five boys and girls in the park.

---------------------
What is the meaning of B?
Does it mean that there are only 5 people including boys and girls? Or does it mean that there are 10 people; 5 boys and 5 girls?
Or does it mean that there are 5 boys and many girls whose number is unknown?

1. 👍
2. 👎
3. 👁
1. At face value, it sounds as if there are five people in the park -- counting both boys and girls.

If you want to state the exact numbers of each, you'd say, "There are five boys and six girls in the park." (or whatever numbers you have in mind)

If you want one to be exact and the other not to be, you'd say, "There are five boys and many more girls in the park."

1. 👍
2. 👎
👤
Writeacher

## Similar Questions

1. ### mathematics

there are 5 more girls than boys in a class. if 2 boys join the class, the ratio of girls to boys is 5:4. find the number of girls in the class.

2. ### English

Which of the following sentences demonstrates proper subject verb agreement? A. The boy or the girls come to school late B. The boys and girl visits my house C. The boys or the girls sing in the choir D. The boys and girl in our

3. ### Health

1. Which of the following secondary sex characteristics do not develop during teen years? A. development of breasts in girls B. development of body hair in boys C. development of ovaries in girls testes in boys*** D. development

4. ### Math

Students surveyed boys and girls separately to determine which sport was enjoyed the most. After completing the boy survey, it was determined that for every 3 boys who enjoyed soccer, 5 boys enjoyed basketball. The girl survey had

1. ### Math

There are 12 boys and 10 girls in your gym class. If 6 boys joined the class, how many girls would need to join for the ratio of boys to girls to remain the same?

2. ### math

the current ratio of boys to girls at a certain school is 2 to 5 . if 12 additional boys were added to the school, the new ratio of boys to girls would be 4 to 9. how many boys currently attend the school?

3. ### Mathematics

There are 5 more girls than boys in a class. If 2 boys join the class, the ratio of girls to boys will be 5:4. Find (a) the number of girls in the class. (b) the total number of pupils in the class. (c) the probability of

4. ### Matt

At a country concert, the ratio of boys to the number of girls is 2:7. If there are 250 more girls than boys, how many boys are at the concert?

1. ### math/algebra

The simplified ratio of boys to girls in a group is 5 : 3 There are 80 more boys than girls. How many girls are there? help pls ;(

2. ### MATH

In Ms. Salmonâ€™s 4th grade class, there are half as many boys as there are girls. There are 30 students all together. How many are boys? How many are girls? Explain how you solved the problem

3. ### math

six girls are to enter a dance with ten boys so that every girl is between two boys. what is the probability that some specified boy remains between two boys?

4. ### Finite Math

A student dance committee is to be formed consisting of 3 boys and 4 girls. If the membership is to be chosen from 7 boys and 6 girls, how many different committees are possible?