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a. Buried in the cave there were the bones of dogs.

b. Buried in the cave there were bones of dogs.


What is the difference between the meanings of these sentences?

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azz wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:30 am a. Buried in the cave there were the bones of dogs.

b. Buried in the cave there were bones of dogs.


What is the difference between the meanings of these sentences?

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Frankly, in this case there seems to be little or no difference. The first is a touch more formal.

On the other hand, if it read:

- Buried in the cave there were the bones of the dogs.

then it would refer to certain specific dogs that we have already been discussing - and their bones.
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I love dogs
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