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What are some common expressions you say to people who have lost a loved one due to illness, accident, or other circumstances?
“pass away” = die
“My father passed away last night after a long battle with cancer.”
“dead to the world” = deep in sleep
“He’s dead the world even with all the noise going on around him.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Tim: Thanks. As you know, he had been sick for some time before he passed away, so we were somewhat prepared.
Tim: Oh, it's been really hard on her. I don't think you get over something like that.
Tim: Well, financially, mom will be able to live a secure life from now on. I mean, Dad had life insurance and substantial investments in property and stocks, so returns on those should take care of her.
Tim: Well, some of the family members will get together on Tuesday morning for a private memorial service, but there will be a viewing in the afternoon from 2:00 to 3:00, followed by the funeral service.
Tim: Well, actually, there is. [Oh?]. You know, Dad really admired you a lot, and before he died, he asked if you'd sing a musical number at the funeral.
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