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Are these sentences okay? The search and rescue operations are temporarily stopped due to bad weather. The search and rescue operations are temporarily suspended due to bad weather.
Feb 1, 2012 2:00 AM
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It is the meaning or connotation of stopped and suspended that needs attention. If operations are suspended, it is temporary. They resume later, during good weather. The phrase "temporarly stopped" means suspended. If you say "operations are stopped" that is permanent. Since suspended is a temporary stop, I say the phrase "temporarily suspended" is redundant. However, if you read any English language newspaper, you may see that phrase "temporarily suspended".
February 1, 2012
you can also change the "suspended" with halted
February 1, 2012
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