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    #1

    They died out. They must have been blown out by the wind.

    Child (looking at a bunch of candles): What happened to the flames?

    Parent: They died out. They must have been blown out by the wind.

    Do you say it that way?
    Last edited by curiousmarcus; 16-Dec-2016 at 02:11.
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    #2

    Re: They died out. They must have been blown out by the wind.

    Candles go out. Dynasties, species, and trends may die out. The second sentence is natural.
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