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    had his rights neglected

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-He had objects in his pocket stolen. (Meaning: He had objects stolen from his pocket.)

    2-He had rights in the legal process denied. (Meaning: Rights of his were denied in the legal process.)
    3-He had his rights in the legal process denied. (Meaning: Rights of his were denied in the legal process.)

    I think something like "2" in a movie. I might have misheard of the sentence might not have been a real sentence, but phrases thrown out without any real syntax. It did sound strange to me, but I can't say whether it is wrong or not.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
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    Re: had his rights neglected

    He had the objects in his pocket stolen.

    I would use 'the' in front of objects because we are referring to particular objects rather than any unknown objects.

    He had his rights in the legal process denied.

    This looks better because we specify whose rights we are talking about.

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    Re: had his rights neglected

    Quote Originally Posted by driftwood View Post
    He had the objects in his pocket stolen.

    I would use 'the' in front of objects because we are referring to particular objects rather than any unknown objects.

    He had his rights in the legal process denied.

    This looks better because we specify whose rights we are talking about.
    1-He had objects in his pocket stolen. (Meaning: He had objects stolen from his pocket.)
    2-He had rights in the legal process denied. (Meaning: Rights of his were denied in the legal process.)
    3-He had his rights in the legal process denied. (Meaning: Rights of his were denied in the legal process.)

    "He had objects in his pocket stolen" is fine if we consider that we do not know how many objects were in his pocket and how many objects were taken from his pocket.

    "He had rights in the legal process denied" is acceptable if we consider "rights" as being a host of rights rather than some specific rights. "I have rights" is as acceptable as "I have my rights". In the first case "rights" refers to an unknown body of rights, while in the second case "rights" refers to some specified rights.

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