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Joe Kim
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 1:28:53 AM

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I drew a nose of pig.

Is this sentence correct?
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 1:44:06 AM

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Joe Kim wrote:
I drew a nose of pig.

http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/pig

Quote:
pig /pɪɡ/ noun [countable]

The word is countable - it needs an article.


აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
Romany
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 5:12:00 AM
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No, Joe - it's not a likely sentence in English.

a) a pig's nose is called a 'snout'.
b) "I drew a pig's snout" is how a native would say it.

FounDit
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 10:31:51 AM

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Or, I drew the snout of a pig.

A native might say it either way.


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