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Hi every one...

what we say to a person who is under surveillance? for example when a police look after to a theive!?

thanks beforhand[Y]
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I'm not sure... but can we say "Potential convict"??? Emotion: big smile

/Sameer
Hi,

what we say to a person who is under surveillance? for example when a police look after to a theive!? thief

I'm not exactly sure what you mean here.

Have a look at the word 'suspect'.

Clive
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CliveHi,

what we say to a person who is under surveillance? for example when a police look after to a theive!? thief

I'm not exactly sure what you mean here.

Have a look at the word 'suspect'.

Clive

Thanks for correction

"suspect" is someone who may or have done something illegal, but I mean a word that you know that someone will do something illegal, and you want to be ready to take reactions, so you do surveilance...

I don't know if I could say my mean or not!
Hi,
The police think or know that Tom is planning to rob a bank tomorrow. So, they are already watching Tom.
You can still say that Tom is 'a suspect'.

You can't be 100% sure that Tom will do it, until he does it.
Maybe he will change his mind.
Maybe he will get hit by a bus just before he enters the bank.

Best wishes again, Clive
Thanks a lot, But, my god... I just can't say what I'm looking for...!

CliveThe police think or know that Tom is planning to rob a bank tomorrow...
Tom already a robber... it's his job, but for some reasons he is not at jail... so police should look him for any wrong doing of his... ?
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Hi,
Tom is a robber. He was in prison last year. He completed his sentence, and was released. Normally, the police won't watch him unless they have some information that he is going to rob someone again. That means he's a suspect.

Jim robbed a bank, and escaped with the money. The police are looking for him. We can still say he's a suspect. We also say 'He's wanted by the police'. He's 'a wanted man'.

Clive
Thanks a lot Clive,

Maybe I've made you angry, sorry, but I need this word Emotion: sad

Let say in this way:

Suppose a child (in adult age Emotion: stick out tongue) have done something wrong (illegale), the child's parent should watch the child to prevent doing illegales again...

I hope Emotion: wink... thanks anyway[Y]Emotion: wink
Hi,

Maybe I've made you angry, sorry, but I need this word No, I'm not angry at all.

Let say in this way:

Suppose a child (in adult age ) have done something wrong (illegale), the child's parent should watch the child to prevent doing illegales again...

I'm sorry, but I don't really have any other suggestion to offer you.

In my culture, parents do not usually supervise their adult children. One reason is that adult children do not normally live with their parents.

Best wishes, Clive
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