Ordering of Sentences


Direction: In 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 is correct.

  1. 1. Sunita Aralikar’s story is incredible but true.
    P. Fortunately she was pulled out of the tiny grave by her maternal grandfather.
    Q. Her mother died when she was fifteen days old.
    R. Her grandfather decided to educate her on his own.
    S. She was buried alive by her illiterate father the next day.
    6. Today Sunita is an author and a well known social activist, fighting against female infanticide.
    1. PQRS
    2. SRQP
    3. QSPR
    4. PRSQ

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    QSPR

    Correct Option: C

    QSPR


  1. 1. Vinoo was to leave for Hyderabad by the 5 o’clock train.
    P. Quickly, both got the luggage in and the train began to move.
    Q. He drove to the station and reached a few minutes before the train was to leave.
    R. However, Vinoo had a busy schedule on that day and could leave the office only around 4:45 PM.
    S. He rushed on to the platform and found his friend waiting near their compartment.
    6. Vinoo heaved a sigh of relief and settled down to enjoy the journey.
    1. PQSR
    2. RSQP
    3. SQPR
    4. RQSP

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    RQSP

    Correct Option: D

    RQSP



  1. 1. The fame of Bacon as a creative writer rests mainly on his essays.
    P. The term is derived from ‘essai’.
    Q. It may be perhaps desirable to write something on ‘Essay’.
    R. ‘Essai’ means experiment, attempt.
    S. The essay covers an enormous range of composition.
    6. In style the essay is often self revelatory and illustrative.
    1. PQRS
    2. QPRS
    3. RPSQ
    4. SPRQ

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    QPRS

    Correct Option: B

    QPRS


  1. 1. There was nobody in the market at that time of the night.
    P. Added to that it had been raining incessantly.
    Q. The night was darker than usual.
    R. All shops were closed.
    S. The atmosphere was heavy.
    6. The stars disappeared from the sky and it made the night heavier.
    1. PQRS
    2. QPRS
    3. SRPQ
    4. RQPS

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    QPRS

    Correct Option: B

    QPRS



  1. 1. There was a large gathering at the party.
    P. I, too wore a brand new gold jacket.
    Q. My black leather shoes were shining.
    R. It matched well with my new pair of faded stone washed pants.
    S. Everybody had put-on new colourful clothes.
    6. They had been polished.
    1. SRPQ
    2. RPQS
    3. SPRQ
    4. PQSR

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    SPRQ

    Correct Option: C

    SPRQ