answer: someone is (going to)

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boggiee

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Turkish
Hi,

Polliver: You lived your life for the king. You're going to die for some chickens?
The Hound: Someone is.

This dialogue is from 'Games of Thrones' and I would like to ask if 'is' is the short from of 'is going to' or not. If yes, I would also like to ask if it is grammatically OK or is it just informal?

Thanks.
 
  • Glenfarclas

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    English (American)
    He means that someone is going to die -- but not necessarily him. The statement is actually a threat, implying that he intends to kill the other man.
     
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