Ordering of Sentences


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

  1. (i) Liver cancer is one of the deadliest cancers and the second leading cause of death from cancer globally.
    (ii) The research also found evidence that drinking coffee can reduce the risk of liver cancer.
    (iii) A new report based on a study of more than 24,500 cases indicates that three drinks a day is enough to cause liver cancer.
    (iv) It is well-documented that consuming alcohol is associated with an increased risk of liver cancer.
    1. (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
    2. (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
    3. (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)
    4. (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)

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    Sentence (iv) and (iii) form a pair, since they talk about alcohol and liver cancer. (ii) is last because it gives additional information about research.

    Correct Option: D

    Sentence (iv) and (iii) form a pair, since they talk about alcohol and liver cancer. (ii) is last because it gives additional information about research.


  1. (i) Shreemukha says many of his friends are artists, singers and composers to whom his company will provide a bigger canvas and wider recognition.
    (ii) Shreemukha is the founder of an e-company which will be offering customised art and music.
    (iii) In case of pictures and paintings, customers will upload a picture or description of the person whose portrait they want.
    (iv) Customers who submit an order for a song will have to upload a description of the person or a subject they want the song on.
    1. (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
    2. (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
    3. (iii) (iv) (i) (ii)
    4. (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)

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    Sentence (ii) is an opening sentence. (iii) and (iv) further explain the service by giving examples.

    Correct Option: B

    Sentence (ii) is an opening sentence. (iii) and (iv) further explain the service by giving examples.



  1. (i) Spicejet is the only Indian airlines to place an order for 42 planes.
    (ii) The 737 Max has given the US- based manufacturer the highest order for any aircraft in its 100 year history.
    (iii) Boeing's Renton facility is gearing up to produce the 737 Max, the fourth generation of the Boeing 737 family.
    (iv) The company has orders for more than 2,500 planes, with Lion Air giving the biggest order for 201 planes.
    1. (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)
    2. (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)
    3. (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
    4. (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)

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    Sentence (iv) and (i) form a pair and must come later in the paragraph. (ii) must follow (iii) because (ii) has 'the US- based manufacturer' referring to 'Boeing' mentioned in (iii).

    Correct Option: A

    Sentence (iv) and (i) form a pair and must come later in the paragraph. (ii) must follow (iii) because (ii) has 'the US- based manufacturer' referring to 'Boeing' mentioned in (iii).


  1. (i) By the time it wrapped up, it was unclear whether more images were taken by Ut or of him.
    (ii) There, he faced a gaggle of photographers as traffic changed lanes to avoid them.
    (iii) In Trang Bang, Ut visited a roadside stall operated by two of Kim Phuc's cousins, then walked a kilometer down the road to where he had made the famous image.
    (iv) The scene that unfolded was a curious one - Ut taking pictures, Ut taking pictures of his own pictures, people taking pictures of Ut taking pictures.
    1. (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)
    2. (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)
    3. (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)
    4. (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)

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    (b) The paragraph is a sequence of events - (iii) being the first and (i) the last.

    Correct Option: B

    (b) The paragraph is a sequence of events - (iii) being the first and (i) the last.



  1. (i) Of course I would not suggest you post your address if you work from home or other sensitive information, but my point is that the choice is yours as to how much to share, and you want your business details out there, so it is a bit of a non-issue.
    (ii) But your details can be secured on the vast majority of social media sites and controlled by yourself, although you do need to double-check your settings occasionally as sites make updates.
    (iii) The more nervous among us are concerned that all of our details are out there for anyone to steal.
    (iv) Also remember that your business details, your mobile phone number, your landline and email address are likely already available for all to see on your website, because you want it to be easy for a prospective client or customer to get in touch with you.
    1. (i) (iv) (ii) (iii)
    2. (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)
    3. (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)
    4. (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)

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    Sentence (iii) and (ii) make a pair. Other clues (key words) in the question are 'But' in (ii), 'too' in (iv), 'of course' and 'so' in (i)

    Correct Option: D

    Sentence (iii) and (ii) make a pair. Other clues (key words) in the question are 'But' in (ii), 'too' in (iv), 'of course' and 'so' in (i)