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    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "custody" in the following example:

    "we actually have somebody in custody with CRF connections considering their Covenant ties and all."

    It's the first time to see "in custody with"

    CRF is a terrorist cell and the speaker is an intel agent.

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: custody

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "custody" in the following example:

    "we actually have somebody in custody with CRF connections considering their Covenant ties and all."

    It's the first time to see "in custody with"

    CRF is a terrorist cell and the speaker is an intel agent.

    Thanks a lot
    The phrase is not "in custody with". The sentence is poorly organised, and would make more sense if rearranged thus:

    "we actually have in custody [somebody with CRF connections]..."

    or

    "we actually have [somebody with CRF connections] in custody ... "

    The with relates to the somebody, rather than the custody. You could replace "with" with "who has" as well, which might make it even clearer.


    I hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tullia View Post
    The phrase is not "in custody with". The sentence is poorly organised, and would make more sense if rearranged thus:

    "we actually have in custody [somebody with CRF connections]..."

    or

    "we actually have [somebody with CRF connections] in custody ... "

    The with relates to the somebody, rather than the custody. You could replace "with" with "who has" as well, which might make it even clearer.


    I hope that helps.
    Can't thank you enough. That really helps, SURE.

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    Re: custody

    Can you kindly tell me also what does "considering" mean here exactly ?

    I don't know if I should put it in a new post!

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: custody

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Can you kindly tell me also what does "considering" mean here exactly ?

    I don't know if I should put it in a new post!

    Thanks a lot.
    ...but before anyone can provide a useful answer they will need to know more about the context (particularly, CRF and 'Covenant').

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