they have, are having

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Salamanders are sometimes confused with lizards, but unlike lizards_____ no scales or claws.

A. that they have
B. to have
C. they have
D. are having

the anwer shows " D ", but i think it should be "C". Probably there is a misprint for correct answer :shock:
 

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whl626 said:
Salamanders are sometimes confused with lizards, but unlike lizards_____ no scales or claws.

A. that they have
B. to have
C. they have
D. are having

the anwer shows " D ", but i think it should be "C". Probably there is a misprint for correct answer :shock:

I agree with you. The only answer that makes sense there is C. (they have).
 

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Claws are permanent, so the continuous form makes no sense there. ;-)
 

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They are having claws is more or less equivalent to They are having a party.

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:) They are having claws ( party ), hah, new to me. Thanks
 

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  • They are having claws is more or less equivalent to They are having a party.

Perhaps I should have noted that the two expressions are similar in a grammatical sense. In any case, they are having claws would be closer to they are having drinks or they are having chicken. Of course, claws are not consumable.

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Seafood?;-)
 

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tdol said:
Seafood?;-)

I would have to say that lobster claws are an exception to the statement that claws are not consumable.

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And crab. ;-)
 
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