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  1. azkad's Avatar
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    #1

    Arrow PLZ HELP

    HI THERE,

    WHAT WORD IS USED TOWARDS A PERSON WHO HAS NEVER BEEN TAKEN TO CUSTODY OR UNDERGONE TRIAL?
    "UNTRIED" OR WHAT?
    IT MUST BE AN ADJECTIVE.
    IS THERE ARE ANY RELEVANT ENGLISH WORD?

    THIS IS THE SENTENCE WHERE IT MUST GO:

    JACK SMITH, BORN IN 1788, SINGLE, UNAFFILIATED, ......, ....

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    #2

    Re: PLZ HELP

    Innocent?

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    #3

    Re: PLZ HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by azkad View Post
    IT MUST BE AN ADJECTIVE.
    Must be? I as a non-native speaker don't know any adjective to say this;
    a clean criminal record

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    #4

    Re: PLZ HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by azkad View Post
    HI THERE,

    WHAT WORD IS USED TOWARDS A PERSON WHO HAS NEVER BEEN TAKEN TO CUSTODY OR UNDERGONE TRIAL?
    "UNTRIED" OR WHAT?
    IT MUST BE AN ADJECTIVE.
    IS THERE ARE ANY RELEVANT ENGLISH WORD?

    THIS IS THE SENTENCE WHERE IT MUST GO:

    JACK SMITH, BORN IN 1788, SINGLE, UNAFFILIATED, ......, ....
    Hmm, this is an important word. I confess I do not know the best answer.
    Perhaps "uncharged", "never charged" or "never charged under law."

    A definite answer here should be given by a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: PLZ HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Must be? I as a non-native speaker don't know any adjective to say this;
    a clean criminal record
    This is a nice try!
    Maybe "no criminal record."

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    #6

    Re: PLZ HELP

    The problem with "uncharged" is that it sounds like you think the person actually DID something, but somehow got away with it, without being charged.

    A completely clean record.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: PLZ HELP

    Untarnished?
    Tarnished meaning that honour or reputation has been sullied.

    I am not a teacher, but this is bugging me.

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