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"late" could mean dead ,"late" could also mean former,so when you say late president or late husband ,how do you decide what the "late" means here?
Last edited by masterding; 09-Jul-2009 at 15:12.
I would only use late to mean dead.
If I said the late president, I'd mean he was dead. I think that would be the normal usage. Other people might use late but mean former, I wouldn't, but it should be clear from the context. 9/10 I'd bet on dead.