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    Post usage of the word 'have'

    Dear friends,

    "They were unable to charge these people who had all the animals in cages with cruelty to animals, because there were no witnesses."

    Is '...who had all the animals locked in cages...' better than '...who had all the animals in cages...'?
    If it's possible, would you please recast the whole paragraph? Thank you!

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    Re: usage of the word 'have'

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Dear friends,

    "They were unable to charge these people who had all the animals in cages with cruelty to animals, because there were no witnesses."

    Is '...who had all the animals locked in cages...' better than '...who had all the animals in cages...'? only if you know that the cages were indeed locked
    Maybe the cage doors were only securely closed, not locked.

    If it's possible, would you please recast the whole paragraph? Do you mean paragraph or sentence? The "cages" sentence is okay as is.


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    Re: usage of the word 'have'

    You could say 'shut in cages'

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