(the/a) large and (the/a) small chair(s)

ThomasWongWY

Member
Cantonese
Hello,


Which of the following sentences are correct? And which are more natural?


1. I bought a large and small chair.

2. I bought a large and small chairs.

3. I bought a large chair and a small chair.

4. The large and small chair is both broken.

5. The large and small chairs are both broken.

6. The large chair and the small chair are both broken.


Thank you very much!
 
  • Cenzontle

    Senior Member
    English, U.S.
    1. I bought a large and small chair.:cross: You bought one chair; it can't be both large and small

    2. I bought a large and small chairs.:cross:

    3. I bought a large chair and a small chair.:tick: Better: "I bought a large chair and a small one."

    4. The large and small chair is both broken.:cross:

    5. The large and small chairs are both broken.:confused: It seems to refer to more than one large and more than one small, so "both" is confusing.

    6. The large chair and the small chair are both broken.:tick: Again better: "the small one".
     
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