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1.This kind of noodles smell delicious, but they taste bad.
2.This kind of noodles smell delicious, but it tastes bad.
3.This kind of noodles smells delicious, but they taste bad.
4.This kind of noodles smells delicious, but it tastes bad.
Which of the above sentences is NOT acceptable to native speakers?
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All of them are NOT acceptable to native speakers as you need to say 'This kind of noodle' , not noodles.

If you correct that though, only 1,2, are still unacceptable.
Nona The BritAll of them are NOT acceptable to native speakers as you need to say 'This kind of noodle' , not noodles.

If you correct that though, only 1,2, are still unacceptable.

Surely the writer needs to add the third person "s" as well. And is "they" correct there?

This kind of noodle smells delicious, but they taste bad.
This kind of noodle smells delicious, but it tastes bad.
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In option 3 and 4 the op already has the s on the end of smells.

I'd say that the last option is best for written or formal situations but you will hear 'they' a lot in speech.
Nona The BritI'd say that the last option is best for written or formal situations but you will hear 'they' a lot in speech.

People use "they" for singular "noodle"? Why?
Teo,

How about revisiting the 4-page thread, entitled Those, 'resolved' back in November.
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DavkettTeo,

How about revisiting the 4-page thread, entitled Those, 'resolved' back in November.

No such post exists!
I'm sorry Teo, I mistyped the number. You were a participant in the dialogues. Here it is: Those
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