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    #1

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    1. She was locked in the room as punishment to hit her brother.
    2. She was locked in the room as a punishment to hit her brother.
    3. She was locked in the room as punishment for hitting her brother.
    4. She was locked in the room as a punishment for hitting her brother.


    Which of the sentences is correct?

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    #2

    Re: correct sentence

    1. She was locked in the room as punishment to hit her brother.
    2. She was locked in the room as a punishment to hit her brother.
    3. She was locked in the room as punishment for hitting her brother.
    4. She was locked in the room as a punishment for hitting her brother.

    Which of the sentences is correct?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: correct sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    1. She was locked in the room as punishment to hit her brother.
    2. She was locked in the room as a punishment to hit her brother.
    3. She was locked in the room as punishment for hitting her brother.
    4. She was locked in the room as a punishment for hitting her brother.

    Which of the sentences is correct?

    Thanks in advance.
    I think that the last one is the correct one . isnot it?


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    #4

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    #3 and #4 are both grammatically correct.

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    #5

    Re: correct sentence

    Many thanks, Anglika.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    #3 and #4 are both grammatically correct.
    I'll agree and add, which of the two is more preferred and more common/commoner and why?

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    I'd rather say that "as punishment for hitting her brother" is the only correct way, due to the "-ing" form of the verb "to hit".

    'As a punishment/for' works fine in constructions such as:

    My third grade daughter's teacher uses homework as a punishment.
    How do you feel about castration as a punishment for violent sex offenders?

    Commoner? More common is correct.
    Last edited by bianca; 29-Apr-2007 at 14:17.

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