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    Will17 is offline Senior Member
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    Cool It's dead

    Hello!

    In informal English, when a situation is hopeless, can we say "It's dead", please?

    Thank you
    W

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    Default Re: It's dead

    I expect you could.

    Give us an example, Will.

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    Default Re: It's dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    In informal English, when a situation is hopeless, can we say "It's dead", please?

    Thank you
    W
    I am unaware of a situation being "dead". However, you could say "it's useless."

    "It's dead" refers to an object that is not functioning or perhaps an animal that is dead? :)

    Not a teacher

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    Default Re: It's dead

    I wouldn't use it with the word situation, but it could be used with the situation itself sometimes- the discussions are dead, etc.

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