Ordering of Sentences


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

  1. (i) Atal Bihari Vajpayee too was a fan of mangoes, and his childhood friend Anna Kiwalkar would send him two crates every week during the season.
    (ii) The exchange is termed as 'mango diplomacy' and is seen as winning over foes.
    (iii) Former PM Indira Gandhi's love for mangoes was well known within her circle, and close friend visiting her would always get mangoes for her.
    (iv) This exchange is based on the intense national pride across South Asia about whose mangoes are the most delicious.
    (v) Prime ministers of India and Pakistan frequently send the best varieties of mangoes from their respective countries to each other.
    1. (iii) (i) (v) (iv) (ii)
    2. (ii) (iv) (v) (i) (iii)
    3. (iv) (v) (i) (iii) (ii)
    4. (ii) (i) (v) (iv) (iii)

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    The terms 'this exchange' and the 'the exchange' are the clues to the right sequence.

    Correct Option: A

    The terms 'this exchange' and the 'the exchange' are the clues to the right sequence.


  1. (i) The app was designed for transferring money over the mobile, since carrying cash was risky.
    (ii) Vodafone brought m-pesa to India and launched as a pilot in Rajasthan, rolling out fully in 2013.
    (iii) But it soon changed into a financial service and became a big hit.
    (iv) M-pesa, a mobile-based application, started in Kenya in 2007 as a CSR pilot project by Safaricom, a Vodafone subsidiary.
    (v) It, however, has had a slow start, considering only 1.5 million of Vodafone's 170 m-pesa subscribers use this service.
    1. (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (i)
    2. (iv) (i) (iii) (ii) (v)
    3. (iv) (iii) (i) (ii) (v)
    4. (ii) (iii) (iv) (i) (v)

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    Sentences (ii) and (v) form a pair. 'The app' in (i) refers to 'application' of (iv).

    Correct Option: B

    Sentences (ii) and (v) form a pair. 'The app' in (i) refers to 'application' of (iv).



  1. (i) Of these, 40,000 were disciplined, 400 expelled and 12,000 had their marks deducted, affecting their final degree classification.
    (ii) More than 58,000 undergraduates have been investigated by their universities for plagiarism in the past four years.
    (iii) But a more recent development has been the rise of online essay- writing companies that can produce 'original' work for students making cheating hard to detect.
    (iv) Software tools, such as Turnitin, are now helping universities detect plagiarism more easily.
    (v) A new study has found that cheating is rampant in British colleges and universities.
    1. (v) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
    2. (ii) (i) (v) (iv) (iii)
    3. (ii) (i) (iii) (iv) (v)
    4. (iv) (v) (iii) (i) (ii)

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    The term 'now' in (iv) and 'but' in (iii) give clue to the right sequence.

    Correct Option: A

    The term 'now' in (iv) and 'but' in (iii) give clue to the right sequence.


  1. (i) He went to his house and had himself announced.
    (ii) This time, however, his greeting, though still polite, was colder than usual.
    (iii) Since Monsieur de La Tremouille belonged to no faction, he ordinarily had no prejudices in his social relations.
    (iv) The two men greeted each other politely, for while there was no friendship between them, there was at least respect.
    (v) They were both honourable, great-hearted men.
    1. (v) (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)
    2. (iii) (iv) (ii) (i) (v)
    3. (i) (iv) (v) (iii) (ii)
    4. (i) (ii) (iii) (v) (iv)

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    Sentences (iii) -(ii) and (iv)-(v) form pairs.

    Correct Option: C

    Sentences (iii) -(ii) and (iv)-(v) form pairs.



  1. (i) The world's chief interest is, and has always been, in successful men.
    (ii) There is a popular interest in Henry Ford, which is not difficult to explain.
    (iii) And we want to know all there is to know about them.
    (iv) It does not matter much in what field their achievement lies, so long as they have achieved.
    (v) Pirates, outlaws, prize fighters, soldiers, statesmen, writers, painters, movie stars and so on - we are interested in them, if only they are a success.
    1. (i) (ii) (iii) (v) (iv)
    2. (i) (ii) (v) (iii) (iv)
    3. (ii) (i) (iv) (v) (iii)
    4. (ii) (iv) (i) (iii) (v)

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    Key word 'them' in (iii) links it to (v).

    Correct Option: C

    Key word 'them' in (iii) links it to (v).