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    Post Pending Review

    According to some definition of "pending" in a dictionary (--> learnersdictionary.com/search/pending <--) :

    ---"while waiting for (something) "

    So, for a generic sentence "X pending Y", "X" must be either an activity or a state. So this sentence is good:

    "He was out on bail pending trial."

    because "he was out on bail" is a state/activity. Then, would the following be a bad usage of "pending":

    ---"There are currently 32 Development Agreement applications pending review"
    (--> smgov.net/departments/council/agendas/2013/20130108/201301085-A.htm <--)

    since "applications" are not a state/activity. "Applications pending review" does not fit the generic form "X pending Y".

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    Re: Pending Review

    'Pending' also means 'awaiting', or 'waiting for'.
    You really can't make assumptions like above after checking only one learner's dictionary.
    pending - definition of pending by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Re: Pending Review

    Raymott:

    The definition in your suggested dictionary reads "while waiting for". That "while" implies that in the usage pattern "X pending Y", "X" must be something that is happening, which further implies that "X" must be a state or activity. I might be wrong though...

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    Re: Pending Review

    Quote Originally Posted by djkann View Post
    Raymott:

    The definition in your suggested dictionary reads "while waiting for". That "while" implies that in the usage pattern "X pending Y", "X" must be something that is happening, which further implies that "X" must be a state or activity. I might be wrong though...
    Hmm, I could have sworn the dictionary read something like this:

    pending[ˈpɛndɪŋ]prepwhile waiting for or anticipating

    adj (postpositive)1. not yet decided, confirmed, or finished what are the matters pending?
    2. imminent these developments have been pending for some time

    Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003
    ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
    Adj. 1. pending - awaiting conclusion or confirmation; "business still pending"unfinished - not brought to an end or conclusion; "unfinished business"; "the building is still unfinished"
    Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.




    pendingadjective1. undecided, unsettled, in the balance, up in the air, undetermined The cause of death was listed as pending.
    2. forthcoming, imminent, prospective, impending, in the wind, in the offing Customers have been inquiring about the pending price rises.

    prepositionawaiting, until, waiting for, till The judge has suspended the ban, pending a full inquiry.

    Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002


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    Re: Pending Review

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