Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    2,020
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default jailed up to 10 years, or both (fined and jailed.)

    If convicted, Peh could be fined up to $100 000 or jailed up to 10 years, or both fined and jailed.

    Would it be better if the part in bold is left out?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,169
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: jailed up to 10 years, or both (fined and jailed.)

    No. It can be left out, but leaving it makes the point very clear. In speech, the 'and' would probably be stressed to hammer home the point even more.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


  3. #3
    Rover_KE is online now Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    13,052
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: jailed up to 10 years, or both (fined and jailed.)

    As 5jj said, it can be left out.

    Put me down as one who would leave it out; it's clear enough to me already.

    (Note the correct way to write $100,000.)

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Nov-2011 at 11:46. Reason: I spelt my name wrong.

  4. #4
    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    2,020
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: jailed up to 10 years, or both (fined and jailed.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    As 5jj said, it can be left out.

    Put me down as one who would leave it out; it's clear enough to me already.

    (Note the correct way to write $100,000.)

    Rovert
    Hi Rover,

    With due respect to you, I believe the leaving a space between the zeros is another way of writing one hundred thousand dollars in figures.This was what I was taught in school. When I was younger I was taught to use a comma as indicated by you. Or was I taught wrongly by my second maths teacher?.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 24-Nov-2011 at 08:35.

  5. #5
    Raymott's Avatar
    Raymott is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    18,277
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: jailed up to 10 years, or both (fined and jailed.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Hi Rover,

    With due respect to you, I believe the leaving a space between the zeros is another way of writing one hundred thousand dollars in figures.This was what I was taught in school. When I was younger I was taught to use a comma as indicated by you. Or was I taught wrongly by my second maths teacher?.

    Thanks.
    I'd bet on the latter.
    Wouldn't it be better to follow the traditions of your native British English?

Similar Threads

  1. [General] Phrase prior years vs. previous years
    By ziwei234 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-Feb-2011, 17:01
  2. fined 200 with 415 in costs?
    By Eway in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Jun-2010, 06:08
  3. [Grammar] Dashes in 'Bill was seven years old' or 'Bill was seven-years-old'
    By Ulysses in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-Dec-2009, 15:38
  4. 5 - years ago vs years back
    By FirstScript in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-Mar-2008, 08:48
  5. she is living here ten years or /for ten years?
    By magdalena in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23-Sep-2006, 19:59

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk