"leave for dead" and "give up him for dead" Please help me.
"leave for dead" and "give up him for dead"
I think that the adjective "dead" can't come before the preposition "for."
So I looked up the word "dead" in the dictionary and realized that the word can be used for the Noun, Adjective and Adverb. I think that when the word "dead" is used for the Noun, the word "dead" needs the definite article "The." However, there is no article in the above sentence.
How do I understand this sentence?
Please help me!