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Don't run when you see a lion. They will jump on you and maul you.

Two questions.

1. Can I use they in this context?

2. Do you imagine the tiger biting the victim because of the word maul?

Thanks!
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Hi,

Don't run when you see a lion. They will jump on you and maul you.

Two questions.

1. Can I use they in this context?


Don't run when you see a lion. It will jump on you and maul you.

Don't run when you see lions. They will jump on you and maul you.


2. Do you imagine the tiger biting the victim because of the word maul

'Maul' includes damage from the paws as well as from the teeth.

A lion and a tiger are different animals.

Best wishes, Clive
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The reason I asked #1 is that sometimes, in conversation, I hear people change from singular to plural to generalize the statement. Is it a common mistake?

Thanks for the correction. Of course they are different but I sometimes call one the other. Emotion: sad
Hi,

It's not an uncommon way of speaking. I'd hesitate to call it a mistake. It's more like the speaker just changes his way of thinking about it as he speaks.

Best wishes, Clive