They have good ears for music.

taked4700

Senior Member
japanese japan
Hi,
Is it right to say
"They have good ears for music" ?

Or "They have a good ear for music."
is an idiomatic way to say that?

Thanks in advance.
 
  • S1m0n

    Senior Member
    English
    The second is the way it's said, if you're talking about a single person. If you're talking about a group, the first would be correct, but this is an unlikely thing to say.
     

    taked4700

    Senior Member
    japanese japan
    Thank you, S1m0n.
    Since every human being has two ears, I suspect "ears" would be a right way to say it.
    But the thing meant here is not real ears but an organ for listening, so I am inclined to think
    "They have a good ear for music."
    is/would be idiomatic.

    What do you say to this?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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