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    He is standing trials for a particular crime"

    If there is a criminal who is on the run and cannot be presented in the court for trials then do we still say "He is standing trials for a particular crime"?

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    Re: He is standing trials for a particular crime"

    He is only standing trial (not trials) if he is present in court.

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    Re: He is standing trials for a particular crime"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    He is only standing trial (not trials) if he is present in court.
    If there is a criminal who is on the run and cannot be presented in the court for trials then do we still say "He is standing trial for a particular crime"?

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    Re: He is standing trials for a particular crime"

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    If there is a criminal who is on the run and cannot be presented in the court for trials trial, then do we still say "He is standing trial for a particular crime"?
    See above. We use the singular for most situations like this.

    He is on trial.
    He did not present himself at court for trial.

    In your original, I would use "at court" but "in the court" might be possible in other variants.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: He is standing trials for a particular crime"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above. We use the singular for most situations like this.

    He is on trial.
    He did not present himself at court for trial.

    In your original, I would use "at court" but "in the court" might be possible in other variants.
    So we just say "That person is accused of a crime but he is at large".

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    Re: He is standing trials for a particular crime"

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So we just say "That person is accused of a crime but he is at large".
    Are you telling us or asking us?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: He is standing trials for a particular crime"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Are you telling us or asking us?
    I was asking you. So we just say "That person is accused of a crime but he is at large". Am I correct?

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