She is eating my fish
Salut ! I was doing the test, and it asked me to translate "She is eating my fish". I crossed both "Elle mange mon poisson" and "Elle mange mes poissons". But it said that only the plural one is correct. Is that so? I mean "fish" in English is both singular and plural.
fish (plural) refers to the food, whereas fishes (plural) refers to the animal. I think the translation to poissons is misleading.
Are you certain? I've never heard "fishes" before. I'd say that the food and the animal are one and the same?..
I double checked - fishes refers to species of fishes, not just the animals. So the plural for food and for the animal is "fish" - but if you are talking about several species of shark for example, you would call them "fishes". It isn't used very much. "Fish" is a more common plural.