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  1. welldone
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    "Pending" and "impending"

    Is there any difference between these two words at all?

    thanks

  2. Natalie27
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    #2

    Re: "Pending" and "impending"

    Quote Originally Posted by welldone
    Is there any difference between these two words at all?

    thanks
    impending
    I would use it when I know something unpleasant is about to happen.

    ex.The grim looking clouds were a sign of an impending thunder.

    pending
    Not yet decided or settled; awaiting conclusion or confirmation.
    Still in the process, awaiting conclusion.
    This phrase is used a lot in legal papers.

    -Has the jury reached a verdict yet?
    -No, the verdict is still pending. We hope to hear something really soon.

  3. welldone
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    Re: "Pending" and "impending"

    Thanks very much!

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