Community Web Version Now Available
I wonder about some words In my textbook, it says 'fossils of dinosaur' as theme Is this correct words? Should I say fossils of a dinosaur , fossils of the dinosaur or fossils of dinosaurs?
Jun 12, 2013 10:23 AM
Answers · 3
I agree with both answers. You'd have to have something like, "Fossils of Man" which would be many different types or specimens of fossil, and their category would be human beings (male and female, under the heading of "Man"). If it was one man, like the king whose bones were found recently in a car park, you'd write, "Fossils of a Man", or "A Man's Fossils". Because the fossils (preserved remains) belong to one person. So by this example, the only way you could use "Fossils of Dinosaur" would be if people categorised dinosaurs with one word, and they don't. "Fossils of Creation", "Fossils of Nature". But not "Fossils of Dinosaur". Unless that's something else I didn't know about. That's possible :) being an ignoramus hehehe
June 12, 2013
If there is only one dinosaur, you can say "fossils of/from a dinosaur". If there are many dinosaurs, then you can say "fossils of/from dinosaurs". But I agree with Susan that "dinosaur fossils" sounds better.
June 12, 2013
I would say "dinosaur fossils".
June 12, 2013
Language Skills
English, Korean
Learning Language