Poll: Poll: He wants to be given a free ____ and do things his way.

He wants to be given a free ____ and do things his way.

rein
reign

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This Poll:

  • Votes: 437
  • Comments: 7
  • Added: May 2006

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Comments:

Egghead

Rein, guys, rein

RonBee

I would say:
He wants to be given free rein to do things his way.

~R

Leo Girard

If horses would be kings!

BIGolBOB

Arein is used to control. A reign is what a king's time ruling is called.

Stuee

The result of this poll goes to show that a lot of people just repeat phrases they hear without thinking about what the phrases mean, or how they came to be.

Having said that, I suppose both could be made to work... just.

Night Rider

It is rein, not reign. Ignore the majority.

Norasan

This makes me sad, that so many people on this website would choose the g option. A rider loosens the reins on a horse to ease up on control of its movements. – to give it more freedom. Giving free rein has nothing to do with ruling a kingdom.

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