Ordering of Sentences


Direction: In each of the following questions, the 1st and the last part of the sentence/passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence/ 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 sentence/passage and find out which of the four combinations iscorrect.

  1. 1. My friend Peter went to live in a village.
    P. But it was a very slow animal.
    Q. So Peter bought a donkey for five hundred rupees.
    R. One day his neighbour told him that he must buy a donkey.
    S. Every family there had a donkey to carry things for them.
    6. It did not like to work.
    1. RSPQ
    2. QPSR
    3. SRQP
    4. RSQP

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    SRQP

    Correct Option: C

    SRQP


  1. 1. Health and fitness have now become one of the major concerns.
    P. This made life active and alert.
    Q. Earlier humans used to hunt for their living.
    R.Now, life has become more simple and easy.
    S. Due to which their body had to undergo a lot of physical exercise.
    6. Everything we need is just a phone call away.
    1. RPSQ
    2. PQRS
    3. QSPR
    4. SRQP

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    QSPR

    Correct Option: C

    QSPR



  1. 1. The biggest villain in Deadwood has always been one thing: Fire.
    P. In less than an hour the flames were leaping through the treetops.
    Q. In our own times, a great fire threatened the town yet again.
    R. The wind roared through the forest carrying the flames almost to the edge of town.
    S.It all began when some wastepaper caught fire at the foot of the valley.
    6. Fire-brigades arrived from all parts of the country to save Deadwood.
    1. RQSP
    2. SQPR
    3. PSRQ
    4. QSPR

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    QSPR

    Correct Option: D

    QSPR


  1. 1. Prices of food products are going up.
    P. Seven straight weeks of rising prices have burnt holes in common man’s pockets.
    Q.But it ruled out any “blind control” to rein in the increasing rates.
    R. Wholesale price-based inflation has already touched over a three year high.
    S. The government has admitted that containing inflation would be a more difficult task.
    6. This may hurt economic growth and reforms.
    1. SQRP
    2. PQRS
    3. PRSQ
    4. RSQP

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    PRSQ

    Correct Option: C

    PRSQ



  1. 1. I got on a colourful bus filled with all kinds of strange people.
    P. We arrived at a gate like the one in Salvador Dali’s paintings.
    Q. The bus rode across the dirty expanses without roads.
    R. At first, I wasn’t aware that the bus roof was loaded with drugs.
    S. Everyone was filled with dust and often the wheels would sink into the soft soil.
    6. It was a gate neither separated nor connected anything from or to anything.
    1. QRSP
    2. SPQR
    3. RQSP
    4. RSPQ

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    RQSP

    Correct Option: C

    RQSP