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"If you kidnap someone, you commit a serious crime. But if you assassinate a politician, you has a felony"
Is this sentence natural to say?
Thank you so much
Kidnapping is a felony in the US, and the Federal police (FBI) investigate.
Dear SoothingDave and Freezeframe,
- I mean "If you kidnap someone, you commit a crime. But if you assassinate a politican, you commit a more serious crime". How do I make the sentence sound more natural, Teachers?
Thanks very much
It sounds OK to me the way you just wrote it.
You will have a problem making this sound natural to me.
Any murder is more serious than a kidnapping, whether it's a political figure or the poor homeless guy on the corner. However, kidnapping is a very serious crime here, too.
To me, it's like saying "If you have 2 million dollars, you have a lot of money. But if you 3 million dollars, you really have a lot of money."
Both are serious crimes. Both amounts are a lot of money. No one who kidnaps someone else will be treated lightly.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Kidnapping and murder are felonies. Even killing a politician is considered a felony. )