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To die

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7422.1031 (Published 30 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1031
  1. Brian Cornelson, medical doctor
  1. Toronto

    The verb “to die” is one of the few that is only readily usable in the past and future tenses. We accept “he died last year,” and we can easily accept, “we will all die someday.” But the present tense, I die, you die, he dies—that …

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