judgement, decision, ruling, verdict, decree, determination; punishment, Slang rap:
It is up to the judge to announce the sentence of the court. Asked by his teacher for an example of a short sentence, Johnny replied, 'Thirty days'.
1 group of words
Try to keep your sentences short.
| complete, whole | broken, incomplete | grammatical, grammatically correct | grammatically incorrect, ungrammatical | coherent | affirmative, negative | complex, simple | compound
VERB + SENTENCE
begin | finish
Peter finished Jane's sentence for her.
| construct, form, formulate, generate, write
He can barely form a grammatical sentence.
SENTENCE + VERB
contain sth, have sth
Does the sentence contain an adverb?
SENTENCE + NOUN
2 punishment given by a judge
maximum, minimum | long, short | harsh, heavy, severe, stiff | lenient, light | indefinite, indeterminate | appropriate | mandatory
The judge imposed the mandatory sentence for murder.
| suspended | custodial, jail, prison | non-custodial | death | life
VERB + SENTENCE
hand down, impose, pass, pronounce
The judge will pass sentence on the accused this afternoon.
| be given, get, receive | serve
He will have to serve a life sentence.
| carry out | await
He spent a week in custody on remand awaiting sentence.
She could face a long prison sentence.
| commute, reduce
The death sentence may be commuted to life imprisonment.
| suspend | appeal against | review | quash | carry
The offence carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison.
under ~ (of)
He has been in prison for two months under sentence of death.
| ~ for
an eight-year sentence for burglary verb
They had been sentenced for murder.
He was sentenced to two years in prison.
sentence sb to death, sentence sb to imprisonment
The judge sentenced her to life imprisonment.
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