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Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:32:35 AM
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Addressing the man on Tuesday, District Judge Mathew Joseph said: “I told you (two years ago) that I will give you a chance.

Sadly, you have disappointed me, and other people, including your families.On Tuesday (March 13), the 21-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identities of the girl and children, was handed a reformative training sentence by the same judge who, in 2016, sentenced him to probation.

Is "a chance" OK or should it be
"a second chance"?

Thanks.


















FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:15:25 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:

Addressing the man on Tuesday, District Judge Mathew Joseph said: “I told you (two years ago) that I will give you a chance.

Sadly, you have disappointed me, and other people, including your families.On Tuesday (March 13), the 21-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identities of the girl and children, was handed a reformative training sentence by the same judge who, in 2016, sentenced him to probation.

Is "a chance" OK or should it be
"a second chance"?

Thanks.

If two years ago that was the first time the judge had spoken to him, then "a chance" is correct. It would only be a "second chance" if the judge does it again on this, the second appearance before the judge.





















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