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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Question Who knows how to write a nice-sounding joke of this stuff:

    The student apologizes: „My grand auntie deceased last week.“

    Three weeks later he is giving a similar excuse.

    A third time, the teacher would beat the student to the punch:
    „Who has deceased at this occasion?“

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    #2

    Re: Who knows how to write a nice-sounding joke of this stuff:

    You'll need to use the right word if you're going to make a joke.

    My great-aunt died last week.
    Who died this time?

    "Deceased" is an adjective.

    My great-aunt has died.
    My great-aunt died last week.
    My great-aunt is deceased.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. Newbie
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    #3

    Re: Who knows how to write a nice-sounding joke of this stuff:

    Thank You,

    emsr2d2, this really helps me a lot!

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