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    Cool don't have right to....

    Which of the following sentences are correct?

    1- You don't have a right to do it.

    2- You don't have any right to do it.

    3- You don't have the right to do it.

    4- You don't have right to do it.


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    Re: don't have right to....

    2 and 3 are possible and grammatical. 1 and 4 are not.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: don't have right to....

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    2 and 3 are possible and grammatical. 1 and 4 are not.
    I have seen people say sentences like 'we have a right to know which products are good for our health' and so on. The negative form of the sentence must be 'we don't have a right to know which products are good for health.' Then why is the first sentence incorrect.

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    Re: don't have right to....

    I think 1, 2, and 3 are all correct. Ems, what is your reason for not including number 1 in your reply?

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    Re: don't have right to....

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    2 and 3 are possible and grammatical. 1 and 4 are not.
    With all respect, I disagree. Number 1 sounds perfectly right to me.

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    Re: don't have right to....

    I agree that 1 sounds correct and natural. 4 is the only truly incorrect choice.
    Last edited by bubbha; 22-Aug-2017 at 04:20.
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    Re: don't have right to....

    You asked the same question here, subhajit.

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