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    right to an education vs. right to education

    Hello,

    Which one is correct or sounds better? I have seen/heard both, so I am confused a little bit.

    - right to an education
    - right to education

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    Re: right to an education vs. right to education

    Both are correct, but "right to an education" is more all-encompassing, and is more generally used.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #3

    Re: right to an education vs. right to education

    It depends on context. In the Human Rights Act, the rights are referred to without an article:

    The right to life.
    The right to education.
    The right to family life.
    The right to religious freedom.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: right to an education vs. right to education

    mea culpa.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #5

    Re: right to an education vs. right to education

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    mea culpa.
    You weren't being contradicted, Grumpy. You said 'Both are correct' and ems said 'It depends on context'.

    You each gave a different context.

    Quod erat demonstrandum.

    Roverum

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