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Ezzat Yaseen
Is this expressin natural? Sorry, I mistyped " expression". ........................................................... " Defunct Regime". It seems that this expression is only used in African and Asian Newspapers. Is it used in the US ,or in the UK?
Aug 20, 2020 2:27 PM
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In English you can most definitely call a regime defunct. We sometimes emphasise that the regime no longer exists by saying "the now-defunct regime...". Maybe this is clear for me as a British person. If this BBC link works for you: http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9582000/9582894.stm The bbc wrote about " senior members of the Libya's defunct regime "
August 20, 2020
Well, we understand the expression (in the US), but I don't hear it very often. The word "regime" alone is common.
August 20, 2020
Thanks Carla
August 20, 2020
No, I've never heard of this expression used, although occasionally it could be used. It's definitely not a commonly used expression, unlike the expression "failed state." It would be helpful to know the full sentence.
August 20, 2020
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