The debit card transaction is pending.

This is correct.

Debit card transactions often pend for a day or two.

The debit card transaction pended for two days.

Are these correct?

  • 1
    No, they’re not correct.
    – Xanne
    Sep 30, 2022 at 5:43
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    Have you tried looking up "pend" in a dictionary? What did you find?
    – Stuart F
    Sep 30, 2022 at 10:53

1 Answer 1


You can use it if you want to. The verb "pend" in the sense of "delayed" is archaising. Other words such as "suspend", "pending" are more commonly used.enter image description here


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