Logical Reasoning - Essential Part - Discussion

Each question has an underlined word followed by four answer choices. You will choose the word that is a necessary part of the underlined word.

4. 

language

[A]. tongue
[B]. slang
[C]. writing
[D]. words

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Words are a necessary part of language. Slang is not necessary to language (choice b). Not all languages are written (choice c). Not all languages are spoken (choice a).

Alok Yadav said: (Sep 23, 2010)  
I agree that slang is not right ans, but the question was not complete because you does not mention the type of language (body language because it doesn't need words).

Praveen said: (Oct 15, 2010)  
I never agree 'words' as the answer.

Reason without 'tongue' how can can we able to speak.

Akky said: (Jan 31, 2011)  
'Words' how can it be. Dont we have sign language?

Nishant said: (May 23, 2011)  
We have sign language also....

Vertika said: (Aug 2, 2011)  
If it would have been "body language" or "sign language", it would have been mentioned so. But when only "language" is written, it means like hindi, english, punjabi, french etc. and a language can be written as well as spoken. So "toungue" is not necessary. Language needs "words" to express.

Banita Behera said: (Aug 17, 2012)  
I never agree to 'words' as the answer becoz, without 'tongue' we cannot speak

Sam said: (Mar 21, 2013)  
@Vertika.

If its "language" by which you mean Hindi, English etc then it has to be written. The one that are not written are called dialect.

Sudharsan Pasupuleti said: (Jul 25, 2014)  
Tongue is the right answer because many languages not having words(script) to write but they are able to speak so tongue is the right answer.

Devi said: (Jul 27, 2014)  
In my opinion words is the correct answer because the language without tongue we can understand it, write it.

And without words we cannot form a language. And language consists of every language Hindi, English, Telugu etc.

Nalin said: (Apr 5, 2015)  
What about sign language?

Alex said: (Jul 11, 2015)  
I agree after more confusion word is the correct answer.

Sneha Gedam said: (Sep 18, 2015)  
Yes I agree that words is right answer. With out tongue we can able to speak language in sign way.

Vikas said: (Sep 28, 2015)  
I agree to words because I think use of word in every language & without word is not decide whose language.

Shashank said: (Oct 1, 2015)  
Guys its a right answer.

Carlpoppa said: (Nov 12, 2015)  
This is a very poorly worded question. It is not clear whether the question is about etymology and semantics, or about the concept referred to by the word.

"Tongue" is the root for "language" literally: "lingua" -> Latin for "tongue", whereas words are indeed a core part of the construct referred to by the word "language".

What the question is asking is particularly ambiguous after after the fabricated-language questions.

Aju said: (Mar 14, 2017)  
Without tongue how can we speak? So it should be the answer.

Shivam Maurya said: (Nov 9, 2018)  
Yeah, words are necessary to speak.

Ironie said: (Apr 29, 2019)  
I think toungue is the right answer.

Saketh said: (Apr 7, 2020)  
Tongue is the correct answer because languages always require saying, but some languages such as Tulu, which is mainly spoken in Karnataka, India, do not have a script, which is the words.

Swish said: (Nov 24, 2020)  
Words, how would one know pictographic or ancient languages of which we know of only by remains of writings?

Kaus said: (Jun 30, 2021)  
Yes, "Words" is the right one!

Language is made up of words.

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