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    meaning of "matter" & "subject"

    (The matter is now the subject of a court action.)
    Can't understand the sentence, pls help me with this,thanks.

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    Re: meaning of "matter" & "subject"

    Quote Originally Posted by yuhan View Post
    (The matter is now the subject of a court action.)
    Can't understand the sentence, pls help me with this,thanks.
    The 'matter' is whatever is at issue: for example, the matter could be a dispute between two parties.

    '[The matter] is now the subject of court action' means the matter 'has been submitted to the relevant court for discussion' (ie the matter has become a court case) with a view to resolving (ie reaching a final decision on) the matter.

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