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Question No. 3 Civil | GATE 2016
Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I will move the world.”
The sentence above is an example of a ___________ statement.

Answer : (A) figurative


Solution of Question No 3 of GATE 2016 Civil Paper

Figurative language is language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation. when a writer uses literal language, he or she is simply stating the facts as they are. Collateral means something pledged as security for repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in the event of a default. Literal means talking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or exaggeration. Figurine means a statuette, especially one of a human form.  

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