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chance vs second chance

 
 
Reply 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"?

Thanks.

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roger
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2016 01:01 am
@tanguatlay,
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
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2016 01:23 am
@roger,
Thanks, roger.

But do we say "Give him a chance" or "Give him a second chance"?
roger
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2016 01:46 am
@tanguatlay,
We say "Give him a second chance". We might question the logic, but that is what we would say.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2016 07:04 am
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.
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2016 08:38 am
@PUNKEY,
Thanks, Punkey and roger.
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selectmytutor
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2016 03:30 am
@tanguatlay,
Second chance.
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