Student or Learner
What's the difference between 'have a right to do sth' and 'have the right to do sth'?
When I read sentences or phrases like the following, I feel confused:
Do we have the right to destroy the world in which we live? (LONGMAN)
The public has/ have a right to know how the money is to be spent. (Martin Hewings: ADVANCED GRAMMAR IN USE)
The law states that everyone has the right to practise religion.
have a right to be angry/ concerned/suspicious
I'd use 'the right' for legal rights or specific, single rights.