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Read the following passage carefully and answer the question that follows it:

Whenever I told people that I was going to the psychiatric hospital, Yaba in Lagos. Many of them looked at my face with some kind of suspicion or sympathy. At least that was the message that I read from their faces.

I understood suspicion to mean that they might be troubled or worried if I had some psychiatric problem myself. Concerning the concept of sympathy, they might have thought that I had a patient that I went there to see or visit. How on earth they thought that way baffled me! In reality, the hospital was built for the care of people with some kind of psychiatric problem or another. Did it mean, then, that all persons that one found in the hospital in any given time had psychiatric problem? Or, could someone not go to the place for one thing other than seeking psychiatric assistance?

What might be responsible for this kind of attitude was the lack of education or precisely, good education. After all, education could help people to differentiate their right from the left hand! What such people might have done was to request to know what one was going there to do. Such a request would have solved the suspicion and sympathy problems.

The statement ‘How on earth they thought that way baffled me!’ is a grammatical example of an

Options

A)
Exclamation
B)
Declarative
C)
Imperative
D)
Rhetorical

The correct answer is B.


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Discussion (2)

  • Igweh Chinedu Prince

    The statement is an exclamation employed to achieve some RHETORIC effect.
    A rhetorical device is literary term that often sounds like a question whereby a reply or an answer is not expected. It is employed to achieve a dramatic or persuasive effect.
    Hence, the correct answer is:
    D) RHETORIC

    Neduigweh™

    1. Steven Jekwu

      The correct answer is D. This is not the only wrong answer, this people will cause confusion for some people that takes their answer. God will help us all.