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    comprehension (out of money)

    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:
    (The context is lifespan)
    Morelikely, either you'll die earlier than you thought or you'll live longer and run out of money.
    My question is:
    Does run out of money imply you have to pay for living long for example medicine expense?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
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    Re: comprehension (out of money)

    "To run out of money" means that you have spent all of your money, and you have nothing left.

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    Re: comprehension (out of money)

    Dear Raymott,
    Thank you very much for your explanation.
    Is there a logic connection between old age and running out of money? Does the sentence imply the older a person is, the poorer he is? If it is, why?

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    Re: comprehension (out of money)

    It costs money to buy food to stay alive. But if you are old, it's more likely that you cannot work, and therefore cannot earn an income.
    No income + spending money on food -> running out of money.

    Of course, you don't have to be old to run out of money. Some people are disabled, or chronically ill. Some people spend more than they earn, eg. on alcohol, drugs, women, gambling.

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    Re: comprehension (out of money)

    What do you mean by 'the context is lifespan'?

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    Re: comprehension (out of money)

    I guess it's an article about it.

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    Re: comprehension (out of money)

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Some people spend more than they earn, eg. on alcohol, drugs, women, gambling.

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    #8

    Re: comprehension (out of money)

    Dear Rover_KE,
    The text is a discussion on life expectancy.
    Jiang

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