The meaning of the phrase "He stands accused of murdering his wife and children" Hi! I am wondering if the phrase means that he's blamed of murdering. Thank you for your reply!
Aug 2, 2019 6:53 PM
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He stands (as if he really was standing in front of those accusing him of murder) accused of this crime.
August 2, 2019
Hi, Ellen! I got it, thank you!
August 3, 2019
Hi Nazar, This means that the "he" is a man who is suspected of killing his wife and children. This statement would typically be used at the point in a criminal investigation when police have found sufficient evidence to begin a trial. The use of "stands" suggests the man suspected of the crime is in the trial process or about to begin that trial process before a judge and / or jury. Please, let me know if this is or is not helpful. Cheers, Ellen
August 2, 2019
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