Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?
Is this sentence correct:
"Aside from the kangaroos' mode of locomotion, I admire their ability to support themselves on theirs tails, and to kick simultaneously with both their feet."
- CogitoLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
"Aside from the kangaroo's mode of locomotion, I admire their ability to support themselves on their tails and to kick simultaneously with both back feet."
When talking about a whole species, it's normal to refer to the animal in the singular.
'Theirs' is wrong - just 'their tails' is correct.
You shouldn't put a comma before 'and' in a sentence like that.
A kangaroo has four feet but they only use their back legs/feet to kick.
You don't need to say 'their feet'. Just 'feet' is correct.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Yes it's fine but there's no apostrophe when spelling kangaroos'.