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    #1

    the ability of using his hands

    We say 'the ability to do sth'. But can we also say 'He lost the ability of using his hands'?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: the ability of using his hands

    We say 'He lost the use of his hands'.

    If you insist on including the ability, it would have to be 'He lost the ability to use his hands'.

    Rover

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