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    A man arrested on suspicion of a bank

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    A man arrested on suspicion of a bank robbery has been released without charges.

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    Re: A man arrested on suspicion of a bank

    Bank robbery sounds better without the article. Otherwise you can say, on suspicion of robbing a bank.
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    Re: A man arrested on suspicion of a bank

    In BrE, it would end "without charge" (singular) or "without being charged".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A man arrested on suspicion of a bank

    It could be without charges if he could have been charged with multiple crimes.

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    Re: A man arrested on suspicion of a bank

    It could but my police officer friend tells me that it would still be "released without charge" regardless of the number of potential charges.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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