hanging from just one toe

quietdandelion

Banned
Formosa/Chinese
Geckos can even support their whole weight hanging from just one toe.



For me, it is more sensible to write "hanging by using just one toe" or "hanging on just one toe." Do my versions sound right? Thanks.
 
  • Joelline

    Senior Member
    American English
    Hi,

    Certainly "hanging by using just one toe" is correct and sounds good. On the other hand, "hanging on just one toe" sounds bizarre (after all, the animal doesn't hang ON one toe; he hangs on a branch by just one toe). I believe the most common English collocation would be "hanging by just one toe."
     
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