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    of the adults

    "Charges against three youths have been stayed. Of the adults, 10 remain in jail and four are out on bail."

    hi,
    in the sentence above, can I say that "stayed" means "suspended"?
    does "of the adults" mean the same as "as to/for the adults"?
    are this expressions common and good English?
    thanks.


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    Re: of the adults

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    "Charges against three youths have been stayed. Of the adults, 10 remain in jail and four are out on bail."

    hi,
    in the sentence above, can I say that "stayed" means "suspended"?
    does "of the adults" mean the same as "as to/for the adults"?
    are this expressions common and good English?
    thanks.
    Yes and yes.

    The first one is a legal term.
    The second is structural, and could be heard in certain contexts.

    Both are good English.

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