I read an article about making General Statements
It says, when you use nouns to make general statements, there are two patterns that have the same meaning:
- Use the + singular noun
- Use a plural or non-count noun with no article.
The computer has brought about huge changes in education.
Computers have brought about huge changes in education.
==> These sentences have the same meaning and refer to a general thing.
But it seems that there are several words, and in several contexts, we can use both forms to make a general statement.
The meal should contain various types of nutrition.(Using definite article the + singular noun)
Meals should contain various types of nutrition.(Using plural noun)
With the word "meal" and that context, I can't use "the+singular (meal)".
So could you please tell me when I can use the form "the + singular noun", when I can't when making a general statement?