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    Members of cat family

    "Feline or the members of the cat family can take their nails out of their paws or they can retract them in . Whenever they want". Is it correct?

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    #2

    Re: Members of cat family

    I would say "extend their claws" and "retract their claws".

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    #3

    Re: Members of cat family

    Okay. But what about "retract them in" and "Paws"?

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    #4

    Re: Members of cat family

    We don't say "retract them in". "Paws" is not necessary because they have claws nowhere else.

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    Re: Members of cat family

    They definitely can't take their claws out! That would mean they could remove them completely. I agree with Mike that cats extend and retract their claws.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Members of cat family

    Couldn't you just say that they have retractable claws?

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    #7

    Re: Members of cat family

    Tufguy, in your original post "whenever they want" should not be a separate, standalone sentence. Those three words should simply have appeared directly after "retract them".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Members of cat family

    And anyway,'retract in' makes as much sense as 'exit out' - that is, none.

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    #9

    Re: Members of cat family

    It's generally correct, though cheetahs' claws are only partially retractable.

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    #10

    Re: Members of cat family

    There are several others, but the cheetah is the main one.

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