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The question is from CAT Text Completion. Text Completion for Verbal Ability for CAT. Text Completion questions often feature in the CAT. A couple of sentences with blanks are given, along with word options for each blank. You need to choose the right combination of words that make sense in the given context. Have a look at this question from Text Completion. Solve CAT Questions from Text Completion to get more practice and 2IIMs CAT questions bank provides you with CAT questions that can help you gear for CAT Exam .

Question 21: The link between language and cognition is a ___________. ___________, the manifest reality of thinking by nonlinguistic creatures argues against the importance of language.

  1. can of worms, ironically
  2. grey area, yet
  3. elephant in the room, nevertheless
  4. red herring, indeed

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Explanatory Answer

Method of solving this CAT Question from Text Completion:

To decide on what option would best fit the first blank, we need to understand the second sentence.

The second sentence states that the “manifest” or obvious reality of thinking by nonlinguistic creatures “argues against the importance of language”. So what the text conveys is that language is not important for cognition.

The only option that fits blank (1) is “red herring” i.e. a misguided, logical fallacy.

The link is not “a can of worms” i.e, it does not aggravate a troublesome situation. It is not a “grey area”, as the second line claims there is categorical proof that language is not important for thinking. And the link is not “an elephant in the room”, that is, an obvious truth that is ignored. Also note that the article “a” appears before the blank, ruling out “elephant in the room”.

The other word that comes with “red herring” is “indeed”. This makes perfect sense when placed in the second blank.

The link between language and cognition is a red herring. Indeed, the manifest reality of thinking by nonlinguistic creatures argues against the importance of language.

The question is "Choose the correct option to fill the blanks"

Hence, the answer is D

Choice D is the correct answer.

 


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