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    Harsh Sentence

    "Some judges give harsh sentences."
    What is the difference between a harsh sentence and a hard penalty?

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    Re: Harsh Sentence

    A sentence is ordered by a judge, a penalty is paid by the convicted.

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    Re: Harsh Sentence

    I agree with euncu :)

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    Re: Harsh Sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by felliot View Post
    I agree with euncu :)
    What would you say to the notion that a penalty and a sentence can be very similar things.
    A footballer who badly flouts the rules in a game sometimes has to turn up to a tribunal. That tribunal can give him a 3 match suspension - which some might describe as a hard sentence, and others a harsh penalty.
    Payment is not necessarily involved in a penalty, of course. A penalty in sport might be a free kick to other side. A player might be sentenced to 10 minutes on the bench (a colloquial use of 'sentence').
    As usual, context helps.

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