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I am typing our board minutes.
My boss used the following sentenace:
We will wait to see what will happen with the First District Court of Appeal. In the meantime all of the tiers are in abends. The whole process has stopped where it is. It is done. We will wait for the whole thing to process.
I do not know if I am spelling the word correctly. But I think he is using this word ABENDS as to terminate the tier system at a government agency.
Maybe I could use another word? Any suggestions?
Noun: abend a'bend
(computer science) ABnormal END or termination of program execution
Derived forms: abends
it's a term used in computers,and it just means that a program has abruptly crashed, therefore, these 2 sentences :
In the meantime all of the tiers are in abends. The whole process has stopped where it is. It is done.
MEANS THE SAME THING, don't use them both !!!!
We will wait to see what happenS with the First District Court of Appeal. In the meantime(COMMA here) all of the tiers are in abends.
you don't say, I will see what will happen, you already said "will", why saying it twice in the same sentence
right way: I will see what happenS
p.s. abend means night, in German, as well
as in, "Goten Abend" (which means good evening)
Last edited by loui; 12-Oct-2009 at 21:49.