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    what are the differences in the usage of "died" and "dead" ???

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    He died yesterday. (verb)
    A dead body (adjective)

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    hmm...what the participle form of "die" is died,and i know the past participle form can function as an adjective.
    so.... we call a "dead man" or "died man" ?
    or both of them are acceptable ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan
    hmm...what the participle form of "die" is died,and i know the past participle form can function as an adjective.
    so.... we call a "dead man" or "died man" ?
    or both of them are acceptable ?
    a dead man (Adjective)
    a dying man (Present participle)
    He has died (Present Participle)
    He had died (Past Participle)
    a died man (Past Participle) Not OK

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    ohh...thanks !!

    ahh..i forget sth that is really important...
    die is intransitive verb
    sorry for raising such a nonsense question~~
    hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan
    Is die an intransitive verb?
    You're welcome, and yes, it's intransitive.

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    i have another question,teacher:
    after using whether/if, how to determine when we need to add "or not" after that ?
    any examples ?
    thanks for answering

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan
    After using whether/if, how do I determine when to add "or not" after that? Any examples?
    You're welcome. :D

    Whether you decide to go or decide not to go, I will go. Whether you decide to go or not, I will go.
    Whether or not you decide to go, I will go.

    Quote Originally Posted by writersblock
    "whether or not" can be a legitimate contraction of "whether it will or will not". Nevertheless, you should avoid the construction, as it is less often used than abused. Source

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    how about the sentence as follows :

    e.g. I don't know whether she loves he (or not).

    can we omit the "or not" ??

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    maybe someone has answered my question~~
    thx~

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