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    Default "die in an institution"

    You will likely die in pain. Most will die in an institution.-Mario Garrett
    Does the word institution in the above quotation mean what I have found below, please?


    c. A place for the care of persons who are destitute, disabled, or mentally ill.

    institution - Dictionary definition and pronunciation - Yahoo! Education

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    Default Re: "die in an institution"

    Further context is needed. Hospitals and nursing homes are "institutions." And they are not solely for the destitute or mentally ill.

    Prisons and mental hospitals are also "institutions."

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    Default Re: "die in an institution"

    Universities are institutes too.
    But Oxford online dictionary here shows some meanings. Focus on first one.

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    Default Re: "die in an institution"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Further context is needed.
    Thanks, and here it is:
    And lastly, be gentle.
    You will live longer than you think you will. You will likely die in pain. Most will die in an institution. It seems like a long time from now, but think about when you left high school/college. How long ago was that? Time is moving faster the older you get. Remember your physics class. Yes it comes back. Everything comes back. Postmodernist physics. Time is relative. Well it is not longer in the classroom. It is in real life. The older you get the faster time goes by. You are still growing and developing. Your brain right now is mush. But think about this: you will never be younger than now, and your family and friends will never be younger than now. Love them. Whatever you feel, let it out. You have a short lease on life. Use it well. Be gentle on yourself. You are not perfect. Neither is everyone else. Don't hurt yourself, no drugs, protect yourself from head trauma, sleep as much as you can, enjoy the company of people, have intimate and loving sex with people you care for, eat quality not quantity, earn your food, put yourself in new situations everyday, do not do repetitive things, find an exercise you enjoy and do it as often as you can, be active, use your body and most important of all, be gentle with yourself. You will fail and fuck up. Move on.
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    Default Re: "die in an institution"

    Here, 'institution' means a nursing home, or hospital, or old people's home, etc. The point is, you won't be in your own home, surrounded by your loved-ones.

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    Default Re: "die in an institution"

    Quote Originally Posted by Yiagos View Post
    Universities are institutes too.
    The piece said "institutions", not "institutes".

    But The Oxford online dictionary here shows some meanings. Focus on the first one.

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    See above. Try to be as accurate as possible when trying to help other learners.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Spelling mistake emsr2d2, hard studying grammar today, nevertheless I posted the correct link :)
    Well an institution is also an institute?
    Especially for educational purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yiagos View Post
    Spelling mistake emsr2d2, hard studying grammar today, nevertheless I posted the correct link :)
    Well an institution is also an institute?
    Especially for educational purposes.
    Why would people die in educational institutes?

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    Default Re: "die in an institution"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Why would people die in educational institutes?
    Boring teachers?

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    Default Re: "die in an institution"

    Mike, please do not focus on the horrible verb die. We can find many examples which show the relation between the words. I am familiar with technology and not with medical terms. For example Wikipedia definition
    Last edited by Yiagos; 04-Jan-2014 at 07:50.

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