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    #1

    which version is fine? using them..

    Which version is correct?

    "Using them has advantages and disadvantages" or "Using them have advantages and disadvantages"

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    Re: which version is fine? using them..

    The subject is "using" so it takes the singular "has."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: which version is fine? using them..

    Note the question in your post, "Which version is correct?", is correct and natural. The question in your title, "Which version is fine?", is not natural. We use "fine" to mean "OK" or "quite good" in positive statements. We rarely use it in negative statements or in the interrogative.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: which version is fine? using them..

    "Using them" is a non-finite clause as subject of the sentence. Clause subjects take singular agreement, unlike NP subjects which can take either singular or plural agreement.

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