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    death

    1. Kelly has passed away..

    2. Kelly passed away.

    3. Kelly is passed away.

    4. Kelly is dead.

    5. Kelly is died.
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    6. Kelly died.

    7. Keyy is gone.
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    a. What are the differences among the above all?

    b. Are the grammar structure correct?


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    Re: death

    5 is wrong.
    3 seems wrong, but may be okay, just uncommon.

    "Passed away" and "gone" are both nicer ways of saying "dead." However, "gone" has a literal meaning. If you say "Now that Mary is gone, who will lead the project" you may cause concern among your listeners -- they may wonder if Mary is dead. Howeve, they are more likely to understand that Mary is no longer an employee.

    Do you understand the difference between present perfect and simple past?

    She passed away.
    She has passed away.

    This is no different from "She made dinner" and "She has made dinner" grammatically. Do you understand the difference?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: death

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    5 is wrong.
    3 seems wrong, but may be okay, just uncommon.

    "Passed away" and "gone" are both nicer ways of saying "dead." However, "gone" has a literal meaning. If you say "Now that Mary is gone, who will lead the project" you may cause concern among your listeners -- they may wonder if Mary is dead. Howeve, they are more likely to understand that Mary is no longer an employee.

    Do you understand the difference between present perfect and simple past?

    She passed away.
    She has passed away.

    This is no different from "She made dinner" and "She has made dinner" grammatically. Do you understand the difference?
    To my understanding :

    a.. She passed away.
    (It means she is dead at the time in the past.)

    b. She has passed away.
    (It means she was dead just now, at least not long time ago as using passed away. )
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    1. Am I right?

    2. Are the above sentence construction correct?


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    Re: death

    She passed away = She died at some time in the past.

    She has passed away = She has recently died.


    Yes.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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