....and like other dogs of his breed.
I wrote "son espèce" but was corrected to cette espèce.
Is this the way it is written in french?
Freeform Writing Exercise B2
Given that the noun breed refers to a type or race or lineage it would not make sense to assign ownership.
Therefore "this breed" or "a breed" would be more appropriate as I see it.
This is why I would agree with "cette espèce".
Hope this helps.
The initial use of the possessive was in the English original to be transcribed - we do indeed use the phrase that way in English. «Son espèce» can also be used in the same manner in French according to my references.
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