Ordering of Sentences

There are five sentences. The sentence labelled A is in its correct place. The four that follow are labelled B, C, D and E, and need to be arranged in the logical order to form a coherent paragraph. From the given options, choose the most appropriate option.

  • A. In America, highly educated women, who are in stronger position in the labour market than less qualified ones, have higher rates of marriage than other groups.
  • B. Some work supports the Becker thesis, and some appears to contradict it.
  • C. And, as with crime, it is equally inconclusive.
  • D. But regardless of the conclusion of any particular piece of work, it is hard to establish convincing connections between family changes and economic factors using conventional approaches.
  • E. Indeed, just as with crime, an enormous academic literature exists on the validity of the pure economic approach to the evolution of family structures.
  1. BCDE
  2. BDCE
  3. DBEC
  4. ECBD


EC is a mandatory pair which is linked by ‘crime’.

D cannot follow A as ‘particular piece of work’ is mentioned in B. Thus D should follow B.

The correct option is D.