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Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes on the [#permalink]
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Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes on the hands or feet is termed polydactyly.

A) Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes
B) Having had more than the usual number of fingers or toes
C) Having more than the usual number of fingers or toes
D) To have more than the usual number of fingers or toes
E) To have more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes _________________

"Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes on the hands or feet is termed polydactyly.

A) Having more than the usual numbersof fingers or toes
B) Having had more than the usual number of fingers or toes
C) Having more than the usual number of fingers or toes
D) To have more than the usual number of fingers or toes
E) To have more than the usual numbersof fingers or toes

I go with D ...

Check the following explnation I found in net

Gerunds are often used when actions are real, concrete or completed:
I stopped smoking.
(The smoking was real and happened until I stopped.)
Infinitives are often used when actions are unreal, abstract, or future::

I stopped to smoke.
(I was doing something else, and I stopped; the smoking had not happened yet.)

Re: Interesting SC [#permalink]
07 Dec 2006, 08:22

Swagatalakshmi wrote:

Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes on the hands or feet is termed polydactyly.

A) Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes B) Having had more than the usual number of fingers or toes C) Having more than the usual number of fingers or toes D) To have more than the usual number of fingers or toes E) To have more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes

I also gone for C initially. Now I think it should be A.
Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes is singular subject phrase so A is right.

"The number of" or "A number of " usage does not work here.

Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes on the hands or feet is termed polydactyly.

Re: Interesting SC [#permalink]
07 Dec 2006, 20:00

baski6 wrote:

Swagatalakshmi wrote:

Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes on the hands or feet is termed polydactyly.

A) Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes B) Having had more than the usual number of fingers or toes C) Having more than the usual number of fingers or toes D) To have more than the usual number of fingers or toes E) To have more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes

I also gone for C initially. Now I think it should be A. Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes is singular subject phrase so A is right.

"The number of" or "A number of " usage does not work here.

Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes on the hands or feet is termed polydactyly.

Re: Interesting SC [#permalink]
07 Dec 2006, 20:56

tennis_ball wrote:

baski6 wrote:

Swagatalakshmi wrote:

Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes on the hands or feet is termed polydactyly.

A) Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes B) Having had more than the usual number of fingers or toes C) Having more than the usual number of fingers or toes D) To have more than the usual number of fingers or toes E) To have more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes

I also gone for C initially. Now I think it should be A. Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes is singular subject phrase so A is right.

"The number of" or "A number of " usage does not work here.

Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes on the hands or feet is termed polydactyly.

but what makes you think "numbers" is right?

According to Manhattan SC:
1. The number is singular, a number is plural
2. The numbers of is incorrect. It is advised to stick to the expression the number of

Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes on the hands or feet is termed polydactyly.

A) Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes B) Having had more than the usual number of fingers or toes C) Having more than the usual number of fingers or toes D) To have more than the usual number of fingers or toes E) To have more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes

D for me. From what I understand participle phrases function as adjectives only. In choice C the participle phrase is functioning as a noun.

I have 10 fingers and 10 toes. 10 is a number. I have....a number of... fingers and toes.

I chose "to have" versus "having" because it sounded better. I think that the infinitive "to have" and the gerund "having" can both act as nouns in this case, I cant exactly say whether one or the other is right. Can anyone give a better explanation of when to use "to have" or "having"??

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