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  1. darren
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by S. Smith
    It's okay to say "by rights" meaning justly/in fairness.

    e. g. By rights he should get the promotion. I have heard many people say, "by right", but I'm not sure whether this variant is considered proper.
    I agree with S. Smith.

    By (all) rights, he should get the promotion.
    By (his) right, he should get the promotion.

    All the best,
    Casiopea teacher:
    ahh..... I'm clear now. :D :D :D
    So it depends on the context, and it changes from by right to plural form, by rights. Did i get it right?

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    #32
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    Darren, I'm not sure what you meant by second last post. Did Susie and Tdol answer your question? (It would seem so.)


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    yeah. My second last post asked about 'by rights'. Susie and Tdol had already explained on it. Anyway, I'd like to hear from you too. :wink:
    As I understand it, the phrase is usually "by all rights", meaning that the individual is well-deserving of whatever is under discussion. It is not, I think, plural in the usual sense of the word. Instead, it is an idiomatic expression. In other words, the normal rules don't apply. Cas is right that you could also say "by right", meaning he deserves it or he is entitled to it.

    :)

  3. darren
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by darren
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Darren, I'm not sure what you meant by second last post. Did Susie and Tdol answer your question? (It would seem so.)


    :)
    yeah. My second last post asked about 'by rights'. Susie and Tdol had already explained on it. Anyway, I'd like to hear from you too. :wink:
    As I understand it, the phrase is usually "by all rights", meaning that the individual is well-deserving of whatever is under discussion. It is not, I think, plural in the usual sense of the word. Instead, it is an idiomatic expression. In other words, the normal rules don't apply. Cas is right that you could also say "by right", meaning he deserves it or he is entitled to it.

    :)

    I got it now. Thanks again RonBee. :wink:

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