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    the use of "a law that..."

    Dear all,

    Here is a quote by Alfred Adler:

    "There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or upright gait, but if he doesn't learn it, he must perish.

    If it's okay, is it also fine to say, "There is a law that you cannot sell pets to children under age 16" to mean "There is a law that forbids you from selling pets to children under age 16"?

    Thank you!

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    Last edited by optimistic pessimist; 17-Jul-2011 at 09:23.

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    Re: the use of "a law that..."

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    "There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or upright gait, but if he doesn't learn it, he must perish"

    If it's okay, is it also fine to say, "There is a law that you cannot sell pets to children under the age of 16" to mean "There is a law that forbids you from selling pets to children under the age of 16"?
    Yes

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