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    #1

    organism

    Which options can be used here?

    How much alien DNA do you have..........

    1 in yourself?
    2 inside of you?
    3 in your body?
    4 in your organism?

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    #2

    Re: organism

    Number 3 is possible.
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    #3

    Re: organism

    The most natural would probably be either 'do you have' or 'do you have in you'.
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    #4

    Re: organism

    When #3 is possible, why not #4 as well? I thought a human body is something like an organism.

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    Re: organism

    It is, but we don't call our bodies 'our organisms'. We also don't generally call them a lot of other things that they are, such as "our collections of tissues and cells".

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    Re: organism

    If someone said, "How much alien DNA do you have in your organism?", I'd think "What organism? I didn't know I had an organism. I've got a car and a dog but I'm pretty sure I don't own an organism!"
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    Re: organism

    If someone asked me, "How much alien DNA do you have in your body?", I'd think "Well, there's none outside my body."

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    Re: organism

    I might think it was asking, "How many aliens have you eaten recently?"

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