Ordering of Sentences


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

  1. (i) With expensive non-essential goods like cars and household appliances, the customers are price conscious and respond to price cuts.
    (ii) But the buyers, who spend 12 hours waiting for the opening of a store, are not driven by low prices; they are excited by the innovation of new products.
    (iii) Will they be more inclined to buy if prices are cut?
    (iv) Do people always look for a deal when buying products?
    1. (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
    2. (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)
    3. (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)
    4. (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)

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    The term 'they' in (iii) connects with 'people' in (iv). (i) and (ii) form a pair.

    Correct Option: B

    The term 'they' in (iii) connects with 'people' in (iv). (i) and (ii) form a pair.


  1. (i) It has long been thought that a zebra's stripes help it to camouflage themselves and escape from predators.
    (ii) The stripes on a zebra's body blend with the grass around it camouflage it from the color blind lion.
    (iii) When they are in a herd, the stripes of different zebras blend with one another giving the illusion of a big moving mass to the predators.
    (iv) New studies suggest that the black and white stripes help the zebra's regulate their body temperature.
    1. (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
    2. (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
    3. (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
    4. (iii) (iv) (i) (ii)

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    Sentence (i) is the opening sentence and (ii) and (iii) elaborate what is stated in (i).

    Correct Option: A

    Sentence (i) is the opening sentence and (ii) and (iii) elaborate what is stated in (i).



  1. (i) FSSAI handed over a list of 500 products rejected by it as of April 30 to the state food safety commissioners.
    (ii) In the wake of Maggi controversy, FSSAI has asked state food commissioners to inspect and evaluate all packaged food products.
    (iii) The state officials were also told to take any action required against offenders of food safety norms.
    (iv) The state authorities will have their line of action for the year and test even those foods that are not registered with FSSAI.
    1. (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
    2. (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)
    3. (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)
    4. (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)

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    Sentence (ii) is a general statement, and is thus the opening sentence. (i) has to follow (ii).

    Correct Option: A

    Sentence (ii) is a general statement, and is thus the opening sentence. (i) has to follow (ii).


  1. (i) Apple has also launched a news aggregation app called 'News' with a flip board style interface.
    (ii) The free update is aiming to refine features and styles of iOS8 instead of launching big new features.
    (iii) The iOS has also been optimized to run smoother and faster with a lower battery consumption.
    (iv) Apple has unveiled the next update of the iOS iPhone and iPad operating system that has a greater speed and security.
    1. (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)
    2. (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
    3. (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)
    4. (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)

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    Key terms are 'next update' in (iv) followed by 'the free update' in (ii), and then 'also been optimized' in (iii). (i) takes the paragraph forward.

    Correct Option: C

    Key terms are 'next update' in (iv) followed by 'the free update' in (ii), and then 'also been optimized' in (iii). (i) takes the paragraph forward.



  1. (i) Managing stress is the key to good emotional health.
    (ii) Introducing humour into potentially difficult conversations and being patient helps in anger management.
    (iii) Starting the morning with some physical activity and a healthy breakfast goes a long way into the day.
    (iv) Having a good sleep between seven and nine hours helps in avoiding inter-personal conflicts.
    1. (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
    2. (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)
    3. (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
    4. (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)

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    Sentence (i) is a general statement, and is thus the opening statement; 'starting the morning' should come before 'good sleep'.

    Correct Option: C

    Sentence (i) is a general statement, and is thus the opening statement; 'starting the morning' should come before 'good sleep'.