Ordering of Sentences


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

  1. (i) Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops are genetically modified to be immune to the herbicide Roundup, which Monsanto also manufactures.
    (ii) That means farmers can spray the herbicide freely to eliminate weeds without damaging their GM corn, cotton or soybeans.
    (iii) Their contract with Monsanto does not allow them tom save seeds for planting; they must purchase its patented seeds each year.
    (iv) The particular GM crops Fraley pioneered at Monsanto have been profitable for the company and many farmers, but have not helped sell the cause of high-tech agriculture to the public.
    1. (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
    2. (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
    3. (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
    4. (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)

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    Sentence (i) and (ii) form a mandatory pair while 'their' in (iii) connects only with (ii).

    Correct Option: D

    Sentence (i) and (ii) form a mandatory pair while 'their' in (iii) connects only with (ii).


  1. (i) The affair will do little to help strained bilateral relations.
    (ii) He says the case is an attempt to cow down South Korea's domestic press.
    (iii) Prosecutors have already searched the home of a reporter at NewsPro, a South Korean outlet that translates foreign news, including articles from the Sankei.
    (iv) Few South Koreans have any sympathy for the Sankei, But that is precisely why Mr. Kato is 'the perfect scapegoat', says Oh Changik of Citizens' Solidarity for Human Rights, a Liberal lobby in South Korea.
    1. (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)
    2. (i) (iv) (ii) (iii)
    3. (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
    4. (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)

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    Sentence (iv) and (ii) make a pair. The word 'already' in (iii) indicates that the sentence must follow other sentences in the paragraph.

    Correct Option: B

    Sentence (iv) and (ii) make a pair. The word 'already' in (iii) indicates that the sentence must follow other sentences in the paragraph.



  1. (i) She has damaged both Petrobras, the state oil company, and the ethanol industry by holding down the price of petrol to mitigate the inflationary impact of her loose fiscal policy.
    (ii) Instead, she has revived Brazil's corporate state, dishing out favors to insiders such as tax breaks and subsidized loans from bloated state banks.
    (iii) This corporate state of voracious insiders is symbolized by Ms. Rousseff's absurdly large coalition and her 39-member cabinet.
    (iv) A bribery scandal in Petrobars underlines that it is the PT and Not its opponents, as Ms. Rousseff claims, who cannot be trusted with what was once a national jewel.
    1. (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
    2. (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)
    3. (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)
    4. (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)

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    Sentence (ii) does not logically follow any other sentence in the set and it is also a general statement. (i) and (iv) mention specific examples and (iii) mentions the reasons for the ills described in the other sentences.

    Correct Option: A

    Sentence (ii) does not logically follow any other sentence in the set and it is also a general statement. (i) and (iv) mention specific examples and (iii) mentions the reasons for the ills described in the other sentences.


  1. (i) That was under the Woodrow Wilson Administration.
    (ii) That was right in the middle of the World War I.
    (iii) Let us being with the first modern government propaganda operation.
    (iv) Wilson was elected President in 1916 on the platform 'Peace Without Victory'.
    1. (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)
    2. (iv) (i) (iii) (ii)
    3. (iii) (i) (iv) (ii)
    4. (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)

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    Sentence (iv) cannot come before (i), since (i) has the full name. (iv)-(i) cannot come in that order, since it does not make any sense.

    Correct Option: C

    Sentence (iv) cannot come before (i), since (i) has the full name. (iv)-(i) cannot come in that order, since it does not make any sense.



  1. (i) European authorities said that if China opened its market to European goods, the return journey could also be full.
    (ii) A new freight train linking Harbin city of china to Germany's Hamburg was launched recently.
    (iii) It will travel through Russia and Poland and will transport Chinese goods to Europe, but will bring back little.
    (iv) The train will cover almost 10,000 kilometers and complete the journey in 15 days.
    1. (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)
    2. (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
    3. (i) (iv) (iii) (ii)
    4. (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)

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    Sentence (ii)-(iv) and (iii)-(i) form pairs.

    Correct Option: A

    Sentence (ii)-(iv) and (iii)-(i) form pairs.