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    Smile The man was sent to prison for committing various crimes.

    The man was sent to prison for committing various crimes.
    The man was put in prison for committing various crimes.

    Do both of the above two versions convey the same idea? Thanks.

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    Default Re: The man was sent to prison for committing various crimes.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    The man was sent to prison for committing various crimes.
    The man was put in prison for committing various crimes.

    Do both of the above two versions convey the same idea? Thanks.
    Yes, but the first is more common; in both cases, "committing" is redundant, and would chiefly be used in contexts that express a general sort of crime:

    He was sent to prison for theft.
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    He was sent to prison for committing various crimes of violence.

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    Default Re: The man was sent to prison for committing various crimes.

    Thanks, Bob.
    Got it.

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