Justin
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Did he pass away vs Is he deceased? Why is "did" in the past but "is" in the present tense?
Oct 11, 2018 3:42 PM
Answers · 2
It's because "pass away" is a verb that means "to die", while "deceased" is and adjective meaning "dead". He died/passed away once, in the past. He is still dead/deceased.
October 11, 2018
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