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    Died or Dead

    Hello,
    Is this acceptable to use "died link" instead of "dead link" to mean the link is no longer available?
    Thanks a lot.
    H

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    Re: Died or Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Hello,
    Is this acceptable to use "died link" instead of "dead link" to mean the link is no longer available?
    Thanks a lot.
    H
    No. The adjective is 'dead'. "Died' isn't used that way.

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    Re: Died or Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No. The adjective is 'dead'. "Died' isn't used that way.
    So, could you please tell me when "died" is used as an adjective? Thanks.

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    Re: Died or Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    So, could you please tell me when "died" is used as an adjective? Thanks.
    It isn't used as an adjective. "Dyed" is an adjective, "the man with dyed hair" for example.

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    Re: Died or Dead

    You can also use broken link.

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    Re: Died or Dead

    Dead (without live) is not a good adjective for link.
    I depends on what 'link' you're talking about of course.
    You can use invalid/inoperative/obsolete.

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    Re: Died or Dead

    hi,

    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    There is a phrasal verb "die out" that I think could possibly be used as an adjective but not in your example anyway.

    Cheers

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    Re: Died or Dead

    dead link is used on the internet.

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