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    Silverobama is offline Senior Member
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    Hi,

    What does this sentence mean?


    Fortunately I'll be dead and gone long before the money runs out.


    Thanks a lot

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    Default Re: What does this sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does this sentence mean?


    Fortunately I'll be dead and gone long before the money runs out.


    Thanks a lot
    "dead and gone" is an example of pseudo-coordination where the second conjoin (gone) serves to intensify the first conjoin (dead).
    I will be dead and gone = I will be long dead.

    Other example:
    This room is nice and warm. = This room is comfortably warm.

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    Default Re: What does this sentence mean?

    Thanks a lot, I am sorry to say that I also need the meaning of the later part of the sentence?


    Thanks a lot

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    Default Re: What does this sentence mean?

    Need help please.

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    Default Re: What does this sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does this sentence mean?


    Fortunately I'll be dead and gone long before the money runs out. Before I (or anyone else) has spent all the money.


    Thanks a lot
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