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brunostud

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Hey guys, which of these words best complete this sentence below?

Two dead bodies were _________ from the wreckage after the bomb went off.
a) salvaged
b) recovered
c) saved

Thx in advance !!!;-)
 

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As a Brit, but not a teacher, I would have said: "recovered".

"Salvage" is a maritime law term that essentially represents the "spoils" recovered from a wreck, that are divided up amongst the crew of the vessel that recovered them. Bodies would, hopefully, not be treated in that way.

"Saved" implies that they were brought up alive, whereas calling them bodies pre-assumes that they are dead.

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Hey guys, which of these words best complete this sentence below?

Two dead bodies were _________ from the wreckage after the bomb went off.
a) salvaged
b) recovered
c) saved

Thx in advance !!!;-)

'Recovered' is the correct choice.
 
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