25 November 2011

euphemism

I am just grading an exam paper. One question includes the following:
In the following sentence, the word died occurs. Often, we use a euphemism to refer to something unpleasant such as death. Rewrite this sentence with a euphemism in place of died.

   My grandfather died last month.
A couple of students offered the following as their answer:
   My grandfather a euphemism last night.
Now, how many marks should I give to that?

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