19. Nouns in General Statements

When you use nouns to make general statements, there are two patterns that have the same meaning:

  • Use the + singular noun

OR

  • Use a plural or non-count noun with no article.

These sentences mean the same thing:

Online learning requires the teacher’s assistance and involvement. Online learning requires teachers’ assistance and involvement.
The computer has brought about huge changes in education. Computers have brought about huge changes in education.
The hybrid class is more effective than the 100% online class. Hybrid classes are more effective than 100% online classes.

 

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