Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Odessa Dawn's Avatar
    Odessa Dawn is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    1,240
    Post Thanks / Like

    "the dying days"



    The dying days of Britain's rule in Palestine were marked by destruction, blood, and the start of the Palestinian exile, meaning the expulsion of the majority of the Palestinian people against the backdrop of Zionist terrorism.
    More: Britain must atone for its sins in Palestine by supporting Palestinian rights at the UN

    Republicans have made the killing of four Americans at the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a central theme in the dying days of their campaign.

    More: Polls throw clouds over Romney chances

    Does the dying days mean the last days?

  2. #2
    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    15,961
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: "the dying days"

    Yes.

  3. #3
    BobK's Avatar
    BobK is offline Harmless drudge
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    15,835
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: "the dying days"

    I prefer the OP's 'rule' context rather than the 'campaign' one though. The campaign will end just because it ends, not because of any violence or infirmity or what-have-you. I like my 'dying days' to refer to the death of something, rather than just its end. Not all English speakers share this faddiness though.

    b

Similar Threads

  1. Should "dying" be "when dying"?
    By NewHopeR in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 18-Jun-2012, 13:36
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-Apr-2012, 06:52
  3. what's the meaning of "love lays dying"
    By Coraline in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Dec-2009, 06:44
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-Aug-2008, 17:47
  5. "the" before specific Festivals and Days
    By michaelfung in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-Apr-2005, 04:14

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •