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    stuck by sth

    In this sentence: "They stuck by their decision."
    What does stuck by mean? Does it mean "they did what they promissed/planned" or "they did not want to change their decision"?

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    Re: stuck by sth

    Quote Originally Posted by ecker View Post
    In this sentence: "They stuck by their decision."
    What does stuck by mean? Does it mean "They did what they promised/planned" or "They did not want to change their decision"?
    It means that they did not change their decision.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: stuck by sth

    The first. Probably the second too, - but they certainly didn't change their minds. (And it's promised - your mistake makes sense though. It's not /'prɒmaɪzd/, so a double-s might be expected; it's just wrong. )

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