[Grammar] don't have right to....

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subhajit123

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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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2 and 3 are possible and grammatical. 1 and 4 are not.
 

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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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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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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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I agree that 1 sounds correct and natural. 4 is the only truly incorrect choice.
 
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You asked the same question here, subhajit.

We recommend posting a question on one forum only initially. If you do not get a satisfactory answer from that forum and you feel that you have exhausted its possibilities, then of course trying a different forum might help. It is only courteous however, to tell the second forum that you have already asked the question on another forum and then give a precis of the answers you received there, or provide a link to it, along with an explanation of why you are now looking elsewhere.
 
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