A cross of two different berries

bamboo--tw

Senior Member
ROC/Mandarin
A cross of two different berries, a loganberry is a hybrid of a blackberry and a raspberry.
A loganberry, a hybrid of two different berries, is a cross of a blackberry and a raspberry.

Hi,
Which of the above two sounds better to you? Thanks.
 
  • nzfauna

    Senior Member
    New Zealand, English
    A loganberry is a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry.

    A loganberry is a hybrid of blackberry and raspberry.


    A cross of two different berries, a loganberry is a hybrid of a blackberry and a raspberry.
    A loganberry, a hybrid of two different berries, is a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry.
     

    bamboo--tw

    Senior Member
    ROC/Mandarin
    Thanks, nzfauna.
    But I'm still confused. Why is it all right to say "a cross of two different berries" but not "a cross of a blackberry and a raspberry?"
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Look for examples. Here is what Wiki says:
    The loganberry is generally thought to be derived from a cross between the European red raspberry cultivar 'Red Antwerp' and the American blackberry cultivar 'Aughinburgh'.
    Notice the use of definite articles.
     
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