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    Question The church clock had just struck the hour when the ghostly form of my deceased grand

    Hi there,


    Would you please let me know the meaning of the bold part of the sentence below?


    "The church clock had just struck the hour when the ghostly form of my deceased grandfather appeared".

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    Re: The church clock had just struck the hour when the ghostly form of my deceased gr

    Something which looked like my dead grandfather appeared. "Form" here means "shape".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The church clock had just struck the hour when the ghostly form of my deceased gr

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Something which looked like my dead grandfather appeared. "Form" here means "shape".


    Is "deceased" euphemism for "died"? What is the difference between "deceased" and "passed away"?
    By the way, has this sentence taken from a novel or so?

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    Re: The church clock had just struck the hour when the ghostly form of my deceased gr

    "Deceased" means "dead".

    "Deceased" is an adjective. "Passed away" is the past tense of "to pass away" which means "to die".
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    Re: The church clock had just struck the hour when the ghostly form of my deceased gr

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Deceased" means "dead".

    "Deceased" is an adjective. "Passed away" is the past tense of "to pass away" which means "to die".
    I see. So, is "deceased" a euphemism for "dead"?

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    Re: The church clock had just struck the hour when the ghostly form of my deceased gr

    It's not a euphemism. It's a synonym. Look up the definition of "euphemism".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The church clock had just struck the hour when the ghostly form of my deceased gr

    Quote Originally Posted by Venus.jam View Post
    By the way, has was this sentence taken from a novel or so?
    You are more likely to know than we. Where did you find the sentence?

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    Re: The church clock had just struck the hour when the ghostly form of my deceased gr

    Quote Originally Posted by Venus.jam View Post
    I see. So, is "deceased" a euphemism for "dead"?
    No, but "passed away" is.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The church clock had just struck the hour when the ghostly form of my deceased gr

    Quote Originally Posted by Venus.jam View Post
    I see. So, is "deceased" a euphemism for "dead"?
    Deceased is a less direct way to say "dead". In some circumstances, some people would be more comfortable saying ​deceased.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The church clock had just struck the hour when the ghostly form of my deceased gr

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    You are more likely to know than we. Where did you find the sentence?
    No. One of the answerers just made this example as a response to one of my previous posts which was about the difference between "strike on the hour" and strike the hour".

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