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Thread: Choice of words

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    Choice of words

    Dear Teacher,

    Would you please advise which word is better:

    Confirmation from Tony is pending / awaited.

    Thanks a lot!

    Best wishes,

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    Re: Choice of words

    (note - I am not a qualified teacher of English merely an interested amateur)

    Pending is commonly used to mean that it has not arrived, but that it very likely will do so. If the outcome is not so certain then maybe 'pending' would not be the best choice.

    If using the term 'awaited' then probably the ideal way to form a sentence using that is 'I/We await confirmation from Tony'.

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