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divorced vs deceased #1 (permalink) Sun May 23, 2010 12:43 pm   divorced vs deceased
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #243 "Opposite Meanings (5)", question 4

They were married for 20 years. However, now, they are ..........

(a) deceased
(b) down
(c) divorced
(d) humid

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #243 "Opposite Meanings (5)", answer 4

They were married for 20 years. However, now, they are divorced.

Correct answer: (c) divorced

Your answer was: incorrect
They were married for 20 years. However, now, they are deceased.
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deceased can also be correct I think

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divorced vs deceased #2 (permalink) Mon May 24, 2010 12:41 pm   divorced vs deceased
 

Not and make any sense, I assure you.
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divorced vs deceased #3 (permalink) Mon May 24, 2010 12:58 pm   divorced vs deceased
 

Mister Micawber wrote:
Not and make any sense, I assure you.

Why not?
First they were married, then they passed away peacefully, and now they are deceased.
As we say here, till death do us part.
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divorced vs deceased #4 (permalink) Mon May 24, 2010 13:04 pm   divorced vs deceased
 

It does not relate the two sentences. Test answers (unlike real life) should not include non sequiturs like that and this:

'They were married for 20 years. However, now, they are old.'
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divorced vs deceased #5 (permalink) Mon May 24, 2010 23:31 pm   divorced vs deceased
 

The test is called "Opposite Meanings." The opposite of married is NOT deceased. It's divorced.
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divorced vs deceased #6 (permalink) Mon May 24, 2010 23:35 pm   divorced vs deceased
 

Ah! That helps, Linda!
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divorced vs deceased #7 (permalink) Tue May 25, 2010 3:18 am   divorced vs deceased
 

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