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    THE RIGHT

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    What dose it mean YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THAT?

    and whats the negative form of this sentence?

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    #2

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    Quote Originally Posted by nasserph View Post
    What dose does it this mean: YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THAT?
    You have a moral or legal claim to this. Nobody can (or should) stop you doing it.

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    #3

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    Quote Originally Posted by nasserph View Post
    Hi

    What dose it mean YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THAT?

    and whats the negative form of this sentence?
    The negative form would be "You have no right to do that."

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    #4

    not a teacher

    Or "You don't have the right".

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    #5

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    My feeling that 'You have no, right' is more common than 'You don't have the right' in BrE was confirmed by the British National Corpus - 26 examples of the former, none of the latter. I was a little surprised to find that the former was also more common in AmE; the Corpus of Contemporary American showed 116 examples, with 51 for the latter.

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    Re: THE RIGHT

    Thanks guys

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