Which word is correct?

A funeral is a ceremony in which people send (away / off) deceased family and friends with care and respect.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago
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    It's off. You send someone off on a voyage (an optimistic way of viewing death). Sending someone away sometimes has that meaning, but sometimes it has the negative connotation of getting rid of someone.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Your definition is wrong. A funeral is a ceremony to honor, celebrate, or pay respects to the deceased, not to send them off or away.

  • 5 months ago

    Off. The body isn't going "away" anywhere.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The definition of funeral is incorrect. The purpose is not to send away someone who has died. That person is already gone, at least as a living individual. The purpose is for those who care... family, loved ones, friends, etc... to pay their respects, including being able to say "farewell" to someone that mattered to them and who they already miss. With that correction, I'd make it "... people bid adieu to one no longer with them" or words to that effect. Given the choices provided in the question, I'd go with "away", although it is the best of two poor choices because of the flaw in the definition of a funeral.

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  • Stella
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Off sounds better.

    Away sounds like the funeral goers are kicking their loved one out.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Neither sounds quite right, but off is the best choice.

  • Nāga
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The word 'off' is the only correct answer.

  • David
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The word 'off ' sounds more suitable

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