21-gun salute (Nouns)


Grammar — Intermediate Level
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  1. A 21-gun salute is the most commonly recognized of the customary gun salutes that are performed by the firing of cannons or artillery as a military   .

  2. As naval   evolved, 21 guns came to be fired for heads of state, or in exceptional circumstances for heads of government.

  3. The custom stems from the naval   in the sixteenth centry when a warship entering a foreign port would fire each of its cannons while still out of range of targets.

  4. In the earliest days, seven guns was the recognized British national salute because seven was the standard   of weapons on a vessel.

  5. There was much   because of the varying customs of maritime states.


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  1. When is a 21-gun salute done? Why?

  2. Who usually perform the 21-gun salute? Why?


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