Mon 25 Apr, 2016 10:49 pm
If a young tenager is caught for shoplifting, do we say "He should be given a chance in view of his age" or "He should be given a SECOND chance for shoplifting in view of his age"?
Second chance. The first time he is caught is his first chance.
I could buy into the logic of "chance", but it just isn't used that way
But do we say "Give him a chance" or "Give him a second chance"?
We say "Give him a second chance". We might question the logic, but that is what we would say.
Some would think that being a "young teenager" is difficult enough, with most teens struggling with immaturity and impulsiveness tendencies.
So keeping this in mind, he would be given a "second chance" to make better decisions in the future.
Thanks, Punkey and roger.