In a group discussion, they give some topics and said to speak about that topic. consider the topic was tiger.

I want to share it with my friends.. how can I form a sentence??

this below sentence is correct or not. if its correct then explain me?

  we were asked to speak about tiger
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    – Ben Kovitz
    Feb 17, 2015 at 15:39
  • Why is this unclear?
    – M.A.R.
    Feb 17, 2015 at 16:30
  • It's a group discussion and not all of you are going to speak! In this context, you are just 'sharing' the topic in GD. So, better say -We are given with the topic 'tiger'.
    – Maulik V
    Feb 18, 2015 at 4:42
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    "We are given with the topic 'tiger'" is ungrammatical.
    – user230
    Feb 20, 2015 at 19:26

1 Answer 1


We were asked to speak about tiger.

This is incorrect. You can't "speak about tiger". It would have to be either this:

We were asked to speak about a tiger.

to refer to a specific tiger—for example, if you're speaking of a single animal in a zoo exhibit.

Or you could say this:

We were asked to speak about tigers.

to refer to tigers in general—for example, if you're speaking about behavior or diet.

Note also that I capitalized the first word We and added a period . at the end.

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    You could also say "We were asked to speak about the tiger", where "the tiger" refers to the concept / unspecified condition of tigers in general. Feb 18, 2015 at 3:06

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