Ordering of Sentences

The sentences given in question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

  • A. As officials, their vision of a country shouldn't run too far beyond that of the local people with whom they have to deal.
  • B. Ambassadors have to choose their words.
  • C. To say what they feel they have to say, they appear to be denying or ignoring part of what they know.
  • D. So, with ambassadors as with other expatriates in black Africa, there appears at a first meeting a kind of ambivalence.
  • E. They do a specialized job and it is necessary for them to live ceremonial lives.
  1. BEADC
  2. BCEDA
  3. BEDAC
  4. BCDEA


B starts the paragraph. C is too abrupt to follow.

E links job to ambassador in A.

Ambivalence in D is illustrated in C.

The correct option is A.