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sunyaer

Senior Member
Chinese
These are sentences I made up myself.

1. "Having the same numbers of men and women on all courses in university is unrealistic."

2. "There being the same numbers of men and women on all courses in university is unrealistic."

3. "There to be the same numbers of men and women on all courses in university is unrealistic."


Are "having", "there being" and "there to be" correct in their place in the above sentences?
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Both 2 and 3 look strange and wrong to me, sunyaer.

    I'd like 1 more if you changed a couple of words: Having the same number of men and women in every course at the university is unrealistic.
     

    Forero

    Senior Member
    Version 3 works for me with Owlman5's changes and with the addition of for:

    For there to be the same number of men and women in every course at the university is unrealistic.
     
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