“Half of hamburgers are eaten.”
If there are no restricting modifiers in front of “hamburgers,” does “hamburgers” mean all hamburgers?
For example, there are 100 hamburgers in reality. If I just say half of hamburgers are eaten, is only “50 hamburgers are eaten” correct? That is, under no contexts, does “hamburgers” mean all hamburgers? Can they be 40/80 hamburgers or 25/50 hamburgers, not 50/100 hamburgers?
To specify the number of things, is a determiner mandatory or optional?