The horse and cart belongs to a bygone era.

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Shandol

Senior Member
Persian
The horse and cart belongs to a bygone era.
Source: Oxford Learners Dictionary

I am not sure why the horse and cart, have been considered as a single entity. Do you think the use of -s is correct in the given sentence?
Thanks.
 
  • Packard

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    USA, English
    Horses are still current. And carts are still current. But the "horse and cart" are not.

    When was the last time you saw one of these? They go together to create one concept.

     

    Upyron

    New Member
    Italian
    in the other language (Italian) there is distinction like horse and cart, maybe this makes lots of confusion about it and probably other languages, where they use English as a second language.
     
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