Ordering of Sentences

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The first line (S1) is fixed. Arrange the other four lines P, Q, R and S in a logical sequence.

  • S1: The beginning of the universe had, of course, been discussed for a long time.
  • P: One argument of such a beginning was the feeling that it was necessary to have a first cause to explain the existence of the universe.
  • Q: He pointed out that civilization is progressing, and we remember who performed this deed or developed that technique;
  • R: According to a number of early cosmologies in the Jewish/Christian/Muslim tradition, the universe started at a finite and not very distant time in the past.
  • S: Another argument was put forward by St. Augustine in his book, The City of God.
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  2. RPSQ
  3. PSQR
  4. SQPR
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The first line (S1) is fixed. Arrange the other four lines P, Q, R and S in a logical sequence.

  • S1: I was so eager not to disappoint my parents that I ran errands for anyone.
  • P: On the way a boy on a bicycle crashed into me and my left shoulder hurt so much that my eyes watered.
  • Q: Only then did I cry
  • R: But I still went and bought the maize, took it to my neighbours and then went home.
  • S: One day my neighbours asked me to buy some maize for them from the bazaar.
  1. SPRQ
  2. PQSR
  3. QRPS
  4. RSQP
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3

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

  • A. The celebrations of economic recovery in Washington may be as premature as that 'Mission Accomplished' banner hung on the USS Abraham Lincoln to hail the end of the Iraq war.
  • B. Meanwhile, in the real world, the struggles of families and communities continue unabated.
  • C. Washington responded to the favourable turn in economic news with enthusiasm.
  • D. The celebrations and high-fives up and down Pennsylvania Avenue are not to be found beyond the Beltway.
  • E. When the third quarter GDP showed growth of 7.2% and the monthly unemployment rate dipped to six per cent euphoria gripped the US capital.
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  2. ECABD
  3. CEDAB
  4. ACEDB
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4

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

  • A. Experts such as Larry Burns, head of research at GM, reckon that only such a full hearted leap will allow the world to cope with the mass motorization that will one day come to China or India.
  • B. But once hydrogen is being produced from biomass or extracted from underground coal or made from water, using nuclear or renewable electricity, the way will be open for a huge reduction in carbon emissions from the whole system.
  • C. In theory, once all the bugs have been sorted out, fuel cells should deliver better total fuel economy than any existing engines.
  • D. That is twice as good as the internal combustion engine, but only five percentage points better than a diesel hybrid.
  • E. Allowing for the resources needed to extract hydrogen from hydrocarbon, oil coal or gas, the fuel cell has an efficiency of 30%.
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  2. CEDBA
  3. CEBDA
  4. AEDBC
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5

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

  • A. This is now orthodoxy to which I subscribe - up to a point.
  • B. It emerged from the mathematics of chance and statistics.
  • C. Therefore the risk is measurable and manageable.
  • D. The fundamental concept: Prices are not predictable, but the mathematical laws of chance can describe their fluctuations.
  • E. This is how what business schools now call modern finance was born.
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  2. DCBEA
  3. ABDCE
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6

The sentences given in below 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 four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

  • A. If caught in the act, they were punished, not for the crime, but for allowing themselves to be caught another lash of the whip.
  • B. The bellicose Spartans sacrificed all the finer things in life for military expertise.
  • C. Those fortunate enough to survive babyhood were taken away from their mothers at the age of seven to undergo rigorous military training.
  • D. This consisted mainly of beatings and deprivations of all kinds like going around barefoot in winter, and worse, starvation so that they would be forced to steal food to survive.
  • E. Male children were examined at birth by the city council and those deemed too weak to become soldiers were left to die of exposure.
  1. ECDAB
  2. BCDAE
  3. BECDA
  4. ECADB
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7

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. Passivity is not, of course, universal.
  • B. In areas where there are no lords or laws, or in frontier zones where all men go armed, the attitude of the peasantry may well be different.
  • C. So indeed it may be on the fringe of the unsubmissive.
  • D. However, for most of the soil-bound peasants the problem is not whether to be normally passive or active, but when to pass from one state to another.
  • E. This depends on an assessment of the political situation.
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  2. ABCDE
  3. EDBAC
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8

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. Branded disposable diapers are available at many supermarkets and drug stores.
  • B. If one supermarket sets a higher price for a diaper, customers may buy that brand elsewhere.
  • C. By contrast, the demand for private-label products may be less price sensitive since it is available only at a corresponding supermarket chain.
  • D. So the demand for branded diapers at any particular store may be quite price sensitive.
  • E. For instance, only SavOn Drugs stores sell SavOn Drugs diapers.
  • F. Then stores should set a higher incremental margin percentage for private label diapers.
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  2. AEDBCF
  3. ABCEDF
  4. ADBCEF
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9

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.
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  2. BCEDA
  3. BEDAC
  4. BCDEA
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10

The sentences given below, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentence from among the given choices.

  • A. He felt justified in bypassing Congress altogether on a variety of moves.
  • B. At times he was fighting the entire Congress.
  • C. Bush felt he had a mission to restore power to the presidency.
  • D. Bush was not fighting just the democrats.
  • E. Representatives democracy is a messy business, and a CEO of the white House does not like a legislature of second guessers and time wasters.
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  2. CEADB
  3. DBAEC
  4. ECDBA
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11

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.
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  2. BDCE
  3. DBEC
  4. ECBD
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12

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

  • A. Call it the third wave sweeping the Indian media.
  • B. Now they are starring in a new role, as suave dealmakers who are in a hurry to strike alliances and agreements.
  • C. Look around and you will find a host of deals that have been inked or are ready to be finalized.
  • D. Then the media barons wrested back control from their editors, and turned marketing warriors with the brand as their missile.
  • E. The first came with those magnificent men in their mahogany chambers who took on the world with their mighty fountain pens.
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  2. CEBDA
  3. AEDBC
  4. CAEBD
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13

S1 : The Subsidiary Alliance system was extremely advantageous to the British.

S6 : They controlled the defence and the foreign relations of the protected ally.

  • P : They could now maintain a large army at the cost of Indian states.
  • Q : if many war occurred in the territories
  • R : either of the British ally or of the Britishers
  • S : This enabled them a to fight wars far away from their own territories

This proper sequence should be

  1. P Q R S
  2. P S Q R
  3. Q R P S
  4. S R P Q
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14

S1: There is an uncontrolled growth of periodicals and magazines.

  • P: Many readers are not capable of selecting the best books out of the many.
  • Q: In fact, bad stuff is more attractive to read.
  • R: Therefore, in confusion, people may read bad stuff.
  • S: This quantitative growth is perhaps not the one require for the society.

S6: Selection of good books is the most important task.

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  2. PQSR
  3. PSQR
  4. SRPQ
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S1: Calcutta unlike other cities kept its trams.

  • P: As a result there horrendous congestion.
  • Q: It was going to be the first in South Asia.
  • R: They run down the centre of the road
  • S: To ease in the city decided to build an underground railway line.

S6: The foundation stone was laid in 1972.

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  2. PSQR
  3. PRSQ
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S1: The Hound of Baskervilles was feared by the people of the area.

  • P: Some people spoke of seeing a huge, shadowy form a Hound at midnight on the moor.
  • Q: But they spoke of it in tones of horror.
  • R: Nobody had actually seen the hound.
  • S: This shadowy form did not reveal any details about the animal.

S6: The Hound of Baskervilles remains an unsolved mystery.

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  2. PQRS
  3. SPRQ
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S1: Ants eat worms, centipedes and spiders.

  • P: They are usually much quicker than the ant itself.
  • Q: Nevertheless, these animals do not make easy game for ants.
  • R: Besides, they have an extraordinary number of ways of escaping.
  • S: They also eat larvae and insect adults such as flies, moths and spring tails.

S6: Some jump, and some give out a pungent repellent substance.

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  2. SRQP
  3. SPRQ
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S1: I usually sleep quite well in the train, but this time I slept only a little.

  • P: Most people wanted it shut and I wanted it open.
  • Q: As usual, I got angry about the window.
  • R: The quarrel left me completely upset.
  • S: There were too many people too much huge luggage all around.

S6: It was shut all night, as usual.

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  2. SQPR
  3. SQRP
  4. RSPQ
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S1: Religion is not a matter of mere dogmatic conformity.

  • P: It is not merely going through the ritual prescribed to us.
  • Q: It is not a question of ceremonial piety.
  • R: Unless that kind of transformation occurs, you are not an authentically religious man.
  • S: It is the remarking of your own self, the transformation of your nature.

S6: A man of that character is free from fear, free from hatred.

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  2. SPRQ
  3. QPSR
  4. SPQR
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S1: The path of Venus lies inside the path of the Earth.

  • P: When at its farthest from the Earth, Venus is 160 million away.
  • Q: With such a wide range between its greatest and leat distances it is natural that at sometimes Venus appears much brighter than at others.
  • R: No other body ever comes so near the Earth, with the exception of the Moon and occasional comet or asteroid.
  • S: When Venus is at its nearest to the earth it is only 26 million miles away.

S6: When at its brightest, it is easily seen with the naked eye in broad daylight.

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S1: Politeness is not a quality possessed by only one nation or race.

  • P: One may observe that a man of one nation will remove his hat or fold his hands by way of greetings when he meets someone he knows.
  • Q: A man of another country will not to do so.
  • R: It is a quality to be found among all peoples and nations in every corner of the earth.
  • S: Obviously, each person follows the custom of his particular country.

S6: In any case, we should not mock at others habits.

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  2. RPQS
  3. QPRS
  4. PRQS
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S1: According to the legend it was during a famine in China many thousands of years ago that rice first came into the lives of the Asians.
S6: And the little girl gathered a harvest of rice.

P: The golden sunbeams dropped through the meshes and transformed themselves into golden grains.
Q: A little girl went fishing.
R: But instead of catching fish, she netted the King of Frogs.
S: The King told her to hold out the net to the sunbeams while he sang a magic song.

The proper sequence should be

  1. P S Q R
  2. R P S Q
  3. Q R S P
  4. P Q S R
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S1: A common disease of the eye is conjunctivitis or ‘pink eye’, which often occurs in school-children.
S6: Students with this condition should be sent to the doctor.

P: This disease spreads rapidly among school-children.
Q: A white discharge also appears in the corners of the eyes.
R: One or both eyeballs turn quite red and have a feeling of irritation.
S: This discharge forms a crust which can often be seen in the morning after the eyes have been shut all night.

The proper sequence should be

  1. P S Q R
  2. R S Q P
  3. R Q S P
  4. Q S R P
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SI: The sun-dried stalks of rice had caught fire and burst into flames.
S6: Even those who were too feeble to keep up with the first rush were on their feet, eager to join the fire-fighters.

P: Then came most of the older people, and mothers with babies at their backs.
Q: And all the active women and girls followed them to assist them in fighting the fire.
R: All the young men and boys were soon on the spot.
S: Staring-wildly at the blazing rice, the people of the village ran to extinguish the fire.

The proper sequence should be

  1. P S Q R
  2. Q P R S
  3. S R P Q
  4. S R Q P
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S1: Harsten’s theory was that plants definitely react to music.
S6: He found that this plant grew faster and 70 percent taller than the other plant.

P: In his experiment, he used two banana plants.
Q: The music was in fact a high-pitched humming sound.
R: He gave both plants the same light, heat and water.
S: But for about an hour a day, one of the plants ‘listened’ to some music.

The proper sequence should be

  1. Q S R P
  2. P Q R S
  3. P R S Q
  4. Q R P S
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