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    #1

    Smile cause of premature death

    Accidents are still the number one cause of premature death in this country.


    Does "premature death" sound good to you? Does it refer to "die before one reaches maturity?"

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    Re: cause of premature death

    The sentence you quote is perfect English.
    "Premature death" means simply death which occurs before it should, before it would be expected. It has nothing to do with reaching maturity.

    edward

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Accidents are still the number one cause of premature death in this country.


    Does "premature death" sound good to you? Does it refer to "die before one reaches maturity?"


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    Re: cause of premature death

    NOT A TEACHER


    "Premature death" not necessarily refers to dying before one reaches the age of 18.
    "Premature" is often associated with fatalities, say, He died prematurely
    in a car accident

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    Re: cause of premature death

    Smoking is often referred to as a cause of premature death.
    edward

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    Re: cause of premature death

    Thanks, Edward and Besthost.

    Got it!

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