correct sentence structure?

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bridge78

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If you state that all people deserve a second chance, can you then add: "Why does not a doctor?" as a complete sentence? It seems to me that this isn't complete, that you should add "Why does not a doctor deserve a second chance?". Am I correct?
 

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If you state that all people deserve a second chance, can you then add: "Why does not a doctor?" as a complete sentence? It seems to me that this isn't complete, that you should add "Why does not a doctor deserve a second chance?". Am I correct?

I would write "Why doesn't a doctor deserve a second chance?" or "Why does a doctor not deserve a second chance?"
 

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If you state that all people deserve a second chance, can you then add: "Why does not a doctor?" as a complete sentence? It seems to me that this isn't complete, that you should add "Why does not a doctor deserve a second chance?" Am I correct?

You can say 'Everybody deserves a second chance. Why doesn't a doctor?' or '...Why not a doctor?'

Repeating 'deserve a second chance' would be superfluous.

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