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A memorial service will be held #1 (permalink) Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:00 am   A memorial service will be held
 

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ESL/EFL Test #160 "Expressions with death, marriage and divorce", question 6

My great-grandfather's body was lost at sea in a horrific boat accident yesterday. A ......... will be held for him at the Presbyterian church next Thursday.

(a) funeral
(b) burial
(c) cremation
(d) memorial service

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #160 "Expressions with death, marriage and divorce", answer 6

My great-grandfather's body was lost at sea in a horrific boat accident yesterday. A memorial service will be held for him at the Presbyterian church next Thursday.

Correct answer: (d) memorial service
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Why not "funeral"? Because the body was lost or not?
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A memorial service will be held #2 (permalink) Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:32 am   A memorial service will be held
 

There was no body so there can be no funeral.
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