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Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, March 9, 2018 7:29:38 AM
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I don't mind eating chicken feet. It's not my favourite though. I didn't know chicken feet has/had cholesterol.

Which is the correct verb?

Thanks.
Helenej
Posted: Friday, March 9, 2018 8:40:21 AM

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I think it would be more natural to say “had cholesterol”, though using “has” wouldn’t be completely ungrammatical.
TMe
Posted: Friday, March 9, 2018 12:02:00 PM

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'Has' is correct as it still has and has not stopped having cholesterol.IMO

or

I never knew whether chicken foot has cholesterol.

I am a layman.
FounDit
Posted: Friday, March 9, 2018 1:10:29 PM

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A chicken foot has cholesterol, but chicken feet have cholesterol.

A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
Helenej
Posted: Friday, March 9, 2018 5:12:36 PM

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FounDit wrote:
A chicken foot has cholesterol, but chicken feet have cholesterol.

Lol, you've got the keenest eye, FounDit.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 7:07:15 PM
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