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    ground/ pending

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    Australia's Qantas Airways said it was grounding all six of its A380s - the world's biggest passenger jet - pending a full investigation.

    ground = forbid to flight

    pending = while in the process of/ while awaiting

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: ground/ pending

    ground = forbid to flight fly.

    pending = while in the process of/ while awaiting

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