Is this expression accetable in the specific context? 1) -- DEFAMATION protects people from lies that harm their reputation.-- This sentence comes form an article ( Trump's Attack on Summer Zervos Blows a Hole in the First Amendment's Foundation, by Jessica Levinson) on the NBC website. The author is a college proffessor and I do no doubt her writing ability. So is it good grammar to use DEFAMATION instead of DEFAMATION SUITS or something else? Maybe it was only that there were typos? 2) In the next sentence, she used HER rather than HIM (accepted and accustomed to in the past), THEIR, or PEOPLE'S. Do you think it's good or it's suspicious that she was seeking revenge for the long use of HIM to represent man?
Nov 14, 2017 10:00 PM
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Defamation is fine by itself. Adding suit with defamation does not add anything in the context, so it is usually omitted. I do not understand what you are asking in 2). I pulled up the article and couldn't find what you were talking about
November 14, 2017
Addition to 2) : The next sentence is -- A successful claim for defamation basically requires a plaintiff to show that the defendant made a false and defamatory statement that injured HER reputation. --
November 14, 2017
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