Difference between – ‘dead’, ‘death’ and ‘die’.

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His pet ________ last week.


______ bodies are kept in a morgue.


His ________ came as a shock.


After the storm, the town was ______.


Fatal accidents can cause _______.


I am _________ to meet my girlfriend.


Do you believe in life after ___________.


I look ________ tired after a long day at work.


Everyone has to _______ one day.


‘Passed away’ is a polite word for _______.


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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)

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