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    I read this in my newspaper today; is it wrong?...

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    Sean Penn plays an ex-convict who swears to avenge his daughter's killer.

    I thought he'd avenge her death.
    It's OK in my books. Alternative usage:

    On behalf of his daughter, he's going to inflict retribution on his daughter's killer.

    :D

    Psst. Everything you read in the newspaper is true, you know. :D

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    Not in British newspapers. I'd onlt trust the essentials here- football scores, mostly.

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    He could avenge his daughter's killing perhaps, but certainly not her killer.

    Perhaps:
    • He swears revenge on his daughter's kller.


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