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    dead dead

    Police take man into custody following discovery of four dead people found dead inside Scarborough house.

    This is the headline of a today's newspaper. I wonder if the usage of the word 'dead' twice is this sentence is considered good English, please.

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    Re: dead dead

    No. It would be most extraordinary to find four dead people alive in a house.

    It is careless writing. The second "dead" is redundant.

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