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Read the Extract Given Below and Answer the Questions that Follow : When I Got to New Mullion, My Eager Expectations of a Sweet and Simple Country Village Were Severely Disappointed. Its Streets Were Rivers of Mud, with Rows of Wooden Shops, Either Painted a Sour Brown, Or Bare of Any Paint at All. - English - Language and Literature

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Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow :

When I got to New Mullion, my eager expectations of a sweet and simple country village were severely disappointed. Its streets were rivers of mud, with rows of wooden shops, either painted a sour brown, or bare of any paint at all.

(a) Who is 'I'?

(b) Why was 'I' disappointed?

(c) What does the word 'expectations' mean ?

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Solution

a) ‘I’ is the young lawyer who went to New Mullion.

b)  ‘I’ was disappointed because he had expected New Mullion to be a simple and sweet country village.

c) The word 'expectations' means 'looking forward to' or 'to anticipate something'.

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
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