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Too high a sentence

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 11:04 am
by Stevenloan
A: A judge has sentenced the fake German heiress Anna Sorokin to four to 12 years in prison for defrauding hotels, restaurants, a private jet operator and banks out of more than $200,000.
B: That is too high a sentence / That sentence is too harsh / That is too severe of a sentence.

Hi everybody! Among the three sentences of B, which one is the most suitable in this situation?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan

Re: Too high a sentence

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 5:46 pm
by Bobinwales
Either of the first two would be perfectly satisfactory, as would be the third if it had read,
"That is too severe a sentence" (without 'of').

Re: Too high a sentence

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 12:12 pm
by Stevenloan
Bob: Thanks a lot for your help. I really appreciate it.

StevenLoan