A or the footpath


A cat is walking on a footpath

asked Jun 22 '13 at 09:00 Abhija New member

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Unless you're referring to a specific footpath,  for example "the footpath leading to the library",  a footpath is better.

link answered Jun 22 '13 at 09:10 Michael Cranfield Expert

I would be more concerned about a cat "walking".

LauraJun 22 '13 at 19:00

Cats can walk, just as horses or dogs do.

Simon JonesJun 23 '13 at 11:45

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The fact that the subject is a cat may be affecting our judgement here. If it were me doing the walking, it would feel far more natural to say, for example "I am walking down the road". 

link comment answered Jun 24 '13 at 10:54 Maxine Lebola New member

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