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Difference between – ‘dead’, ‘death’ and ‘die’ – Spoken English Lesson
Dead: is an adjective that describes someone of being in a lifeless state.
- Example: The animals are dead.
- Example: I forgot to water my plants and now they are dead.
Death: is a noun. It is a concept/idea of the state after life.
- Example: A lot of diseases cause death.
- Example: I am scared of death.
Die: is a verb that shows the action of death. ‘Passed away’ is a more polite way of saying someone died.
- Example: My uncle died in 2009.
- Example: The plants died last evening.
These words are also used figuratively (not in their literal meaning).
- Example: The street was dead. (nobody was around)
- Example: It’s a matter of life and death. (something is extremely important)
- Example: Never say die. (never give up)
- Example: I’m dying to go on a holiday. (can’t wait to go)
- Example: I nearly died when the waiter gave me the bill. (I was shocked)