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I think the tiger is one of the most impressive creatures.

I read this sentence here and wondering why "the" is used in the sentence. I think it is not any of these situations. I don't think the author is talking about that particular tiger either. Is this a mistake?

  • @Max Thank you, get it: used with a singular noun to indicate that it represents a whole species or class. – EmmaXL Oct 4 '16 at 3:54
  • Yes, that sounds right. – Em. Oct 4 '16 at 4:04

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