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    Default Imposing sentence he told her ...

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    Bristol woman spared jail over biker's death | Bristol news
    Imposing sentence he told her: "This case involves the tragic loss of life of Mr Pickering and the effect is profound and long lasting.

    Would it be better to use sentence here as an uncountable noun?

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    [C, U] the punishment given by a court: a jail / prison sentence a light / heavy sentence to be under sentence of death The judge passed sentence (= said what the punishment would be). The prisoner has served (= completed) his sentence and will be released tomorrow.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Imposing sentence he told her ...

    Hello Daruma

    That sentence is count or noun-count doesn't change the meaning or grammaticality of the example.

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    Default Re: Imposing sentence he told her ...

    Imposing sentence he told her ...
    Imposing a sentence he told her ...

    Which would you prefer?

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    Default Re: Imposing sentence he told her ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Imposing sentence he told her ...
    Imposing a sentence he told her ...

    Which would you prefer?
    The first one because the judge is imposing her sentence.

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