Student or Learner
Robin Hood said, 'Our work is right the wrong'. I've found the idiom 'right a wrong' in OALD with the meaning of doing sth to correct an unfair situation or sth bad that you have done. How do you feel these two are the same or not?
Thank you for bringing my attention to that. I've made a mistake.
How can we paraphrase that?
Can I paraphrase like 'We fight against evil (or injustice)'?
What would you say?
In 'to right the wrong', 'wrong' is a substantivized adjective (used as a noun). It indicates an abstract notion - like 'injustice', etc. (similar cases: She dreamed of the impossible. The unexpected is always frightening).
In 'to right a wrong', 'wrong' is a noun, expressing a bad, unjust action.