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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    …if I retired I’d be dead and gone inside of two years. (O.Hara’s “A Rage to Live”, book II

    Brothers, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. (Bible's "Acts 2:29")

    dead and gone = dead and buried = is no more

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Default Re: dead and gone/ dead and buried

    Not a teacher. You're wrong. It was said he was buried as a complement of what was coming next, that is, the specification he was buried in a tomb, which is there to this day.

    It just completed the logic of the facts expressed. Would be weird if it said the person died and then jumped out of nowhere to saying he was in a tomb. Saying he was buried fills the gap and makes it easier for the reader to follow.

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    Default Re: dead and gone/ dead and buried

    Hi Plugged,

    There is a song of Justin Timberlake with a title “Dead and gone”
    The song is about T.I.'s close friend Philant Johnson who was killed on May 3, 2006, when T.I.'s crew was caught up in a shooting after a show in Cincinnati that left three injured and Johnson killed. The lyrics include lines such as: "Who ever thought I'd never see Philant no more," and "Big Phil this is for you." Johnson's tombstone is shown in the video.

    Here are a few words of the song in question:

    I’ve been traveling on this road too long
    Just trying to find my way back home
    The old me is dead and gone, dead and gone

    No more stress now I'm straight,
    Now I get it now I take time to think before I make mistake just for my
    family take,
    That part of me left yesterday
    The heart of me is strong today,
    No regrets I'm blessed to say the old me dead and gone away,

    In my humble opinion “dead and gone” is vey close to “not extant” and “deseased” or “is no more” or "no longer living"

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 30-Aug-2010 at 06:56.

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