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    "The bill became law."

    Shouldn't there be "a" before "law", since it is talking about a specific law, not a large body of laws?

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    Default Re: become law

    It can work either way.

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    Default Re: become law

    No, Shirley - it's fine as it is.

    See more examples here:

    http://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?q=becam...0&t=0&sugg=off

    Rover

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    Default Re: become law

    "We have (a) law for that."

    Would "a" be necessary here?

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    Default Re: become law

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirleyLing View Post
    "We have (a) law for that."

    Would "a" be necessary here?
    Yes.

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    Default Re: become law

    "We have (a) law for that."

    Would "a" be necessary here?
    But if I am talking about having a body of laws for certain things, do I still need "a" there?

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    Default Re: become law

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirleyLing View Post
    But if I am talking about having a body of laws for certain things, do I still need "a" there?
    No, but you would need it in the plural.

    We have a law for that.
    We have laws for that.
    That has recently become law.
    A law has recently been passed about that.

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