Ordering of Sentences


Direction: In the following questions, the first and the last sentence of the passage are numbered and (6). The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer.

  1. I shall tell you about the ways you can see a rainbow.
    P. Big rainbows can be seen when the sun is close to horizon.
    Q. Or you can notice a rainbow in the spray from a garden hose.
    R. You can see a rainbow in the mist from a waterfall.
    S. When you stand with a light source behind you and misty water before you, you can see a rainbow.
    6. Occasionally, even a full moon on a rainy night will create a faint rainbow.
    1. SPRQ
    2. SRQP
    3. SPQR
    4. SQRP

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    SPRQ

    Correct Option: A

    SPRQ


  1. 1. Hailstones consist of many onion-like layers of ice.
    P. The process continues until the hailstone is too heavy to be lifted and then it drops to the earth.
    Q. In certain weather conditions small ice crystals drop to form a crystal.
    R. Some of the moisture freezes on to the crystals forming another layer.
    S. Updrafts carry the hailstones and when it drops another layer is formed.
    6.That is how hailstones are formed.
    1. QPRS
    2. QPSR
    3. QRSP
    4. QSRP

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    QPRS

    Correct Option: A

    QPRS



  1. 1. The tiny bacterial plants that live in the soil help to prepare food for the plants we cultivate.
    P. The farmer works very hard to make the soil favourable.
    Q. But these soil bacteria are very necessary and helpful.
    R. There are millions of bacteria in a cubic inch of fertile soil.
    S. Some kinds of bacteria are harmful.
    6. They donot need sunlight as do most plants.
    1. SQPR
    2. QSPR
    3. RPSQ
    4. PRQS

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    RPSQ

    Correct Option: C

    RPSQ


  1. 1. Abraham worked very hard and had no time to feel lonely.
    P. Abraham was very fond of books.
    Q. When his day’s work in the fields or in the forest was over he settled down in the evenings to read by the light of the fire.
    R. She used to sit by the fireside in the evenings and tell him stories.
    S. His mother had taught him to read when he was very young.
    6. Every evening he would spend his time in reading all the books he could find.
    1. QSRP
    2. SPRQ
    3. PSRQ
    4. PRSQ

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    PSRQ

    Correct Option: C

    PSRQ



Direction: In the following questions, the 1st and last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer. (SSC Section Officer

  1. 1. It was nine o’clock in the evening and Rajan was reading.
    P. At first he thought nothing of it.
    Q. The walls were a moving mass of big ants.
    R. Suddenly, he heard faint noises.
    S. When he went to his bedroom later, however, he was shocked by what he saw.
    (6) They covered everything — the book case, the shelves, the chest of drawers.
    1. PSRQ
    2. SRPQ
    3. RPSQ
    4. QSRP

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    RPSQ

    Correct Option: C

    RPSQ