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Are the sentences below correct and natural? Do they mean the same?
1. Local officials are duty bound to serve the community.
2. Local officials have a duty to serve the community.
1. We are duty bound to justify how we spend our funds.
2. We have a duty to justify how we spend our funds.
Thank you. But there is no hyphen in Cambridge Dictionaries Online - http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/d...y/british/duty. Why?
I'm also wondering if "duty-bound" is an adjective?
Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Jul-2015 at 17:59.
I think without the hyphen my sentences also correct. Am I right?