Native English speakers, could you please help me with this issue.?
Are these sentences both grammatically correct and do they make sense?
"Cats are nocturnal but were sleeping on the lawn last night"
"Cats are nocturnal, but I saw them sleeping on the lawn last night"
- Anonymous4 weeks agoFavorite Answer
When you say "cats are nocturnal" you are talking about all cats. When you follow up with "them" you are still talking about all cats. You probably did not see every cat in the world on the lawn so you need to be more specific.
Cats are nocturnal but I saw two cats sleeping on the lawn last night.
Or it could be "my cats" or "some cats" - anything that limits the cats to those you saw.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
No, neither is correct.
- GodLv 74 weeks ago
"Cats are nocturnal, but I saw them sleeping on the lawn last night" is more clear.