Please look at the following
- He faces 5 years in prison, if convicted. This sentence means that if he is convicted he will be in jail for 5 years. Right?
But what if I say the following, which is after he has been convicted and sentenced to 5 years in prison.
- He has been now been convicted and faces 5 years in jail.
Can I say the above 'faces 5 years in prison' after he has been sentenced guilty? Can I use 'face' here in the sense of experiencing the jail?
- He faces jail. Can this mean he is experiencing jail now and is in jail now as we speak?