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    Accused Usage

    please correct the following sentense..
    1.she is in the peak of happiness
    2. he is standing like accused..(i mean to say he is standing as if he accused of some criminal case)
    someone help me to correct this lines.

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    Re: Accused Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcruise View Post
    Please correct the following sentences:
    1. She is in the peak of happiness
    2. He is standing like accused..(I mean to say he is standing as if he is/were accused of some criminal case)
    Someone help me to correct this lines.
    Hi and welcome to the Forum, tomcruise


    I believe the phrase for #2 is "he stands accused". For #1 I'll have to wait for inspiration (or someone else's reply).

    Greetings,

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Accused Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    To say that "he stands accused" means that he has been found to be guilty of some crime.
    Not yet. He stands merely 'accused'. He hasn't been found guilty yet.

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    Re: Accused Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Not yet. He stands merely 'accused'. He hasn't been found guilty yet.
    He looks like accused person is correct? But this person is not caught on any crime.But his expression say so.I meant to say that only. Orelse please suggest any other way to say this.
    Last edited by tomcruise; 29-Jun-2012 at 17:24.

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    #5

    Re: Accused Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Yes, you are correct. Missed that one while considering the entire meaning.
    I have done that more times than I care to remember,

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    #6

    Re: Accused Usage

    "He looks guilty" may be what you are trying to say.

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    Re: Accused Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "He looks guilty" may be what you are trying to say.
    I, too, thought he was trying to say that.

    However, the accused person in a court of law never looks guilty. He is instructed by his defence counsel to look like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 29-Jun-2012 at 22:14.

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    Re: Accused Usage

    Gilnetter: 'To say that "he stands accused" means that he has been found to be guilty of some crime.' Izzat so? Here in the UK a person who is not guilty can 'stand accused' of a crime. In a just world, he or she will be found Not Guilty; in Scotland, the case might alternatively be found to be Not Proven.

    b

    PS Gil knows. I'm leaving this for the record.

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