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English Language And Comprehension

Class

SSCCGL Class 12

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72.

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below in the context of the passage. 
Every profession or trade, every art and every science has its technical vocabulary, the function of which is partly to designate things or processes which have no names in ordinary English and partly to secure greater exactness in nomenclature. Such special dialects or jargons renecessary in technical discussion of any kind. Being universally understood by the devotees of the particular science or art, they have the precision of a mathematical formula. Besides, they save time, for it is much more economical to name a process than to describe it. Thousands of these technical terms are very properly included in every large dictionary, yet, as a whole, they are rather on the outskirts of the English language than actually within its borders. Different occupations, however, differ widely in the character of their special vocabularies. In trades and handicrafts and other vacations like farming and fishing that have occupied great numbers of men from remote times, the technical vocabulary is very old. An average man now uses these in his own vocabulary. The special dialects of law, medicine divinity and philosophy have become familiar to cultivated persons.

Special words used in technical discussion

  • may become part of common speech

  • never last long

  • should resemble mathematical formula

  • should be confined to scientific fields


A.

may become part of common speech

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71.

In the following questions, a sentence has been given in parts, out of which a part contains an error. The part with the error is your answer. In case there is no error, then your answer is 'No error'.
A large/consignment of books/are expected.

  • A large

  • consignment of books

  • are expected

  • No error


C.

are expected

Part (c) has error. The subject is singular, therefore the verb must be singular. It should be 'A large consignment of books is expected'.

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73. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below in the context of the passage. 
Every profession or trade, every art and every science has its technical vocabulary, the function of which is partly to designate things or processes which have no names in ordinary English and partly to secure greater exactness in nomenclature. Such special dialects or jargons renecessary in technical discussion of any kind. Being universally understood by the devotees of the particular science or art, they have the precision of a mathematical formula. Besides, they save time, for it is much more economical to name a process than to describe it. Thousands of these technical terms are very properly included in every large dictionary, yet, as a whole, they are rather on the outskirts of the English language than actually within its borders. Different occupations, however, differ widely in the character of their special vocabularies. In trades and handicrafts and other vacations like farming and fishing that have occupied great numbers of men from remote times, the technical vocabulary is very old. An average man now uses these in his own vocabulary. The special dialects of law, medicine divinity and philosophy have become familiar to cultivated persons.

The writer of this article is
  • a scientist

  • a politician

  • a linguist

  • a businessman


C.

a linguist

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75. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below in the context of the passage. 
Every profession or trade, every art and every science has its technical vocabulary, the function of which is partly to designate things or processes which have no names in ordinary English and partly to secure greater exactness in nomenclature. Such special dialects or jargons renecessary in technical discussion of any kind. Being universally understood by the devotees of the particular science or art, they have the precision of a mathematical formula. Besides, they save time, for it is much more economical to name a process than to describe it. Thousands of these technical terms are very properly included in every large dictionary, yet, as a whole, they are rather on the outskirts of the English language than actually within its borders. Different occupations, however, differ widely in the character of their special vocabularies. In trades and handicrafts and other vacations like farming and fishing that have occupied great numbers of men from remote times, the technical vocabulary is very old. An average man now uses these in his own vocabulary. The special dialects of law, medicine divinity and philosophy have become familiar to cultivated persons.

It is true that
  • various occupations and professions often interchange words.

  • there is always a non-technical word that may be substituted for the technical word.

  • the average man often uses in his own vocabulary what was once technical language not meant for him

  • everyone is interested in scientific findings


C.

the average man often uses in his own vocabulary what was once technical language not meant for him

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74. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below in the context of the passage. 
Every profession or trade, every art and every science has its technical vocabulary, the function of which is partly to designate things or processes which have no names in ordinary English and partly to secure greater exactness in nomenclature. Such special dialects or jargons renecessary in technical discussion of any kind. Being universally understood by the devotees of the particular science or art, they have the precision of a mathematical formula. Besides, they save time, for it is much more economical to name a process than to describe it. Thousands of these technical terms are very properly included in every large dictionary, yet, as a whole, they are rather on the outskirts of the English language than actually within its borders. Different occupations, however, differ widely in the character of their special vocabularies. In trades and handicrafts and other vacations like farming and fishing that have occupied great numbers of men from remote times, the technical vocabulary is very old. An average man now uses these in his own vocabulary. The special dialects of law, medicine divinity and philosophy have become familiar to cultivated persons.

This passage is primarily concerned with
  • various occupations and professions

  • technical terminology

  • scientific undertakings

  • a new langauge


B.

technical terminology

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