I have always seen, when referring to plural nouns, the word 些 is used after demonstrative pronouns (这,那). For example, 这些书:these books.
Does it mean that if we say 这本书, it can only have singular meaning? Or it can have both singular and both plural meaning?
I mean, which one of the following is correct?
- 这本书 can only mean "this book" and not "these books"
- 这本书 can both mean "this book" and "these books".
Thanks for your help