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Direction: In each of the following questions, choose the most appropriate sequence of sentences from the given choices.

  1. (i) Always precarious, his finances had become especially troubled after his sense of personal honor compelled him to turn down the lucrative chance to become the Persian professor at the Delhi College.
    (ii) But after reaching the college gate, he refused to enter until Mr. Thomason, the secretary, came and welcomed him, as his aristocratic status dictated.
    (iii) Ghalib had arrived at the Delhi College in his palanquin, having being invited to apply for the new post.
    (iv) Ghalib, like many writers before and since, suffered from the potentially combustible combination of expensive tastes, a keen sense of his own worth and insufficient financial resources to support either.
    1. (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
    2. (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
    3. (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
    4. (iv) (i) (iii) (ii)
Correct Option: D

Sentence (iv) is an opening sentence while the rest form a sequence of events.


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