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    He has been dead ...

    1. He has been dead for five years.
    2. It has been five years since he died.
    Are the above sentences acceptable?
    Last edited by sitifan; 15-Oct-2011 at 18:57.

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    Re: He has been dead ...

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. He has been dead for five years.
    2. It has been dead for five years since he died.
    Are the above sentences acceptable?
    Delete the highlighted words in #2 and they will both be fine.

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