English grammar questions, answered by Alan
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Yes, same meaning.yingbonnie wrote:1. Their excrement smelled so bad.
2. Their excrement were very stinky.
Could I say that they have the same meaning?
But, as far as I know, excrement is uncountable, so 2 should be:
Their excrement was very stinky.
Stinky is informal. Though possible, it is a strange combination with the formal word excrement. More formally, you could use the verb to stink and say:
Their excrement stank.