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Sir,

1.Animal like dogs,lions,cats etc gives birth to young ones.

This sentence is from a science book.

Here "dogs" ,lions which are male.How can they give birth to youg ones.

IS sentence (1) is correct?

Should we use female version of "dogs" and "lions"?

What is female of "cat"?

Thanks.
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The sentence is correct. It's customary to mention only the general noun (dog, lion, cat) because you are talking about the species.

The female of cat is "tabby" and the masculine is "tomcat".

Hope this helps! Emotion: smile
1.Animal like dogs,lions,cats etc gives birth to young ones.

This sentence is from a science book.

JT: Not one written by an ENL, I'd wager, Hanuman. Are you sure you've typped it correctly?

Here "dogs", lions which are male. How can they give birth to young ones.

Dog and lion are names for a type of animal. It refers to all in a general sense; young and old, male and female. There are more specific terms to describe gender and relative age. Some animal groups have more specific names than others, depending on how "important" they are.

Horse

Male - stud/stallion

Female - mare

young male - colt

young female - filly

male that is neutered - gelding

What is THE female of the "cat" family?
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Are you sure you've typped it correctly?


If you did that on purpose, it's the funniest thing you've written yet!!! Emotion: smile
A couple of comments:

1. 'Stud' is not synonymous with 'stallion'. A stud is a stallion kept for breeding purposes.

2. 'Tabby' for 'female cat' is slightly misleading. 'Tabby' also simply = a 'brindled cat'.

3. 'Tomcat' means a male cat that hasn't been neutered. (If in doubt, smell it.)

MrP
Tabby is just a colour. a female cat is a queen.
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"Animal like dogs, ... give birth to their young ones." I wondered if "animal" should be "animals"? Is "animal" a count or a non-count noun, or it can be either? Many thanks.
IS sentence (1) is correct?


There should be an -s on "Animals":

1. Animals. . . .

Moreover, try,

Is sentence 1. correct? Emotion: smile
Thank you Casi for your help. I would appreciate if you could point out the error in my sentence. Many thanks.
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