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    These dead

    《Gettyburg Address by A. Lincoln 》

    Have you read the masterpiece of all time?


    There is one sentence in it , as quoted:
    ---that we here highly resolve that these dead shall never have died in vain.


    You see, dead , in most cases, serves as an adjective rather a noun , but it is not the case in the sentence above, right?
    And what is you opinnion?

    Thank you.

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    Re: These dead

    It is a noun here. We do speak of 'the dead' as a noun, though you are right to say it's usually an adjective.

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    Re: These dead

    You mean , dead as in these dead serves as a noun, while an adjectitive as in the dead , which is far less frequently used?

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