Death penalty opinion

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Do you think death penalty is right?
asked Jul 31 '11 at 19:35 ghabby New member

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Ghabby, 

 

When we talk about the concept of the death penalty, it takes the definite article, 'the'.  So, in this question you should write:

 

"Do you think the death penalty is right?"

 

When we use the term 'capital punishment', however, we do not use the definite article.

 

"Do you think capital punishment is right?"

 

I hope this helps.

 

 

link comment answered Aug 01 '11 at 18:13 Kimberly Expert
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Great answer Kimberly. 

 

I couldn't help but smile as I wondered if the question was a play on the appropriateness of a sentence ;)

link comment answered Aug 02 '11 at 09:56 Siân Harris Expert

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