This tutorial gives an example

the dog has lain at his master's foot

Is it more appropriate to use feet here?

  • The video doesn't give the context, but my guess is that the phrase might describe something like a tomb effigy rather than an actual man and dog. 'Foot' might be used as in 'foot of the bed', to refer to that end of the figure. Feb 3, 2020 at 9:19
  • The lecturer said "take the dog by his collar" a few seconds ago, which indicates it's a real dog, and then his master should be a real person, right?
    – peterpanai
    Feb 3, 2020 at 9:26
  • But if they are just grammar examples, do they have to refer to the same dog? Feb 3, 2020 at 9:29
  • Maybe the master has one foot!
    – Sydney
    Feb 3, 2020 at 10:58


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