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Mission SSC CGL 2017 Day79-English Comprehensive revision series

Mission SSC CGL 2017 Day79-English Comprehensive revision series

Mission SSC CGL 2017 Day79-English Comprehensive revision series

Day79-English

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Directions (1-4): Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

PASSAGE

Pidgins are languages that are not, acquired as mother tongues and that are used for a restricted set of communicative functions. They are formed from a mixture of languages and have a limited vocabulary and a simplified grammar. Pidgins serve as a means of communication between speakers of mutually unintelligible languages and may become essential, in multilingual areas. A Creole develops from a pidgin when the pidgin becomes the mother tongue of the community.

To cope with the consequent expansion of communicative functions the vocabulary is increased and the grammar becomes more complex. Where a Creole and the standard variety of English coexist, as in the Carribbean, there is a continuum from the most extreme form of Creole to the form that is closest to the standard language. Linguists mark off the relative positions on the Creole continuum as the ‘basilect’ (the furthest from the standard language), the ‘mesolect’ and the ‘arcolet’ In such situations, most Creole speakers can vary their speech along the continuum and many are also competent in the standard English of their country.

Q1.A pidgin develops in a situation when

(a) Different and mutually unintelligible languages exist side by side

(b) A Creole becomes the mother tongue of a linguistic community

(c) A language with restricted vocabulary undergoes an expansion in grammar and vocabulary

(d) Two similar languages are mixed to create a new language

Q2. According to the given passage a pidgin becomes a Creole when

(a) It ceases to be a means of communication

(b) It becomes the mother tongue for a new generation of speakers

(c) Its vocabulary under goes some kind of change

(d) Two or more languages are mixed with an existing pidgin

Q3. According to the passage, a Creole continuum is

(a) A linguistic term for the mixture of more than two languages

(b) A scale which measures the linguistic competence of the speaker

(c) A scale in which the proximity of the Creole to the standard language is measured

(d) A record of the continuous history of a Creole

Q4. According to the passage ‘masolect’ means

(a) An impure form of a Creole

(b)A form of Creole which is furthest from the standard language

(c) A form of creole which has an extended vocabulary

(d) A form of creole which is very close to the standard language

Directions (5-7): In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none.-Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If there is no error, your answer is (d)i.e., No error.

Q5.

During certain seasons (a),

some areas on Mars (b)/

is subject to strong winds. (c)/

No error(d).

Q6.

As an artist (a)/

Raju is as good (b)/,

if not better than, Ramesh. (c)/

No error (d).

Q7.

The scientists (a)/

could not hardly (b)/

complete all the experiments. (c)/

No error (d).

Directions (8-10) : In the following questions, a sentence/ part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the underlined sentence/part of the sentence at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (d).

Q8. He may have grown taller when I last saw him.
(a) from when I last saw him

(b) since I last saw him

(c) before I last saw him

(d) No improvement –

Q9. While crossing the highway, a five year old child was knocked out by a passing car.

(a) away

(b) up
(c) down

(d) No improvement


Q10. We are looking forward to see you tomorrow.
(a) looking forward towards seeing

(b) looking forward for seeing

(c) looking forward to seeing

(d) No improvement

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