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    Default wait pending

    Does the sentence make sense? Doesn't it have to be corrected like this?

    kk206)The matter must wait pending her return from the U.S.A
    => The matter must wait pending before her return from the U.S.A

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    Default Re: wait pending

    Nope. Your proposed correction is incorrect.

    "The matter must wait, pending her return from the U.S.A." is correct but perhaps slightly unnatural.

    More natural would be:

    The matter must be postponed until her return from ... or
    The matter must await her return ... or
    The matter cannot be dealt with until her return ...

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