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    last/past, passed away/expired,no one yet

    Could you please correct these sentences?

    A: Where is your Madam? She is not seen for a long time.
    B:Oh, You didn't know about her demise. She has been suffering from cancer for the last/past two years.She has passed away/ expired last month.
    A: That's a sad news. Who has replaced her in your company?
    B: No one yet. Our manager is in charge of her duties for the time being.

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    Re: last/past, passed away/expired,no one yet

    What do you mean by "your Madam"? You might be interested to learn that "a madam" is the name given to the woman who runs a brothel.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: last/past, passed away/expired,no one yet

    Sorry. I didn't know that. I used to call our office manager 'Madam'.

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    Re: last/past, passed away/expired,no one yet

    There's a difference between addressing someone as "Madam" when you are talking directly to them, and referring to them as "the/your madam" when talking about them. The latter is not natural.

    I would expect her name to be used in A in your first post.

    A: Where is Miss/Ms/Mrs Jones? We haven't seen her for a long time/She has not been seen for a long time.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-Jul-2017 at 22:31.
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    Re: last/past, passed away/expired,no one yet

    A: Where is Mrs X? She has not been seen for a long time.
    B: Oh, You didn't know about her death. She has had been suffering from cancer for the last/past [either] two years. She has passed away last month.
    A: That's a sad news. Who has replaced her in your company?
    B: No one yet. Our manager is in charge of her duties for the time being.

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