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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    to have and having

    The following sentence should be o.k.
    To have a lawyer in the family might come in handy.
    But can I also say this?
    Having a lawyer in the family might come in handy.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Feb-2017 at 12:55. Reason: Removing bolding.

  2. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #2

    Re: to have and having

    Yes, you can.

  3. Moderator
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    #3

    Re: to have and having

    In fact, I prefer the second version.

    Note: write OK or okay.

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