Ordering of Sentences


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

  1. (i) Mumbai Metro Region Development Authority had decided to construct these skywalks after a transportation study found that 52 percent of journeys in Mumbai are taken on foot.
    (ii) Given the lack of public spaces, like gardens, parks or even footpaths, some people find respite in the spaces provided by the recently developed skywalks.
    (iii) The 'ugly caterpillars', as some Mumbaikars call them, block views from houses that overlook the skywalk and impinge in their privacy.
    (iv) The Mumbai Skywalk Project has been a controversial one from its inception in 2008.
    (v) But for people like me who choose to avoid the crowded paths of Mumbai's streets as much as possible, the skywalks give me little to complain about.
    1. (ii) (iv) (iii) (v) (i)
    2. (ii) (v) (i) (iv) (iii)
    3. (i) (ii) (iv) (iii) (v)
    4. (i) (v) (iv) (iii) (ii)

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    Sentence (ii) is the opening sentence, as it introduces the skywalks - 'the recently developed skywalks'. (iv) introduces controversy and (iii) gives an example. (iii)- (iv) is a pair.

    Correct Option: A

    Sentence (ii) is the opening sentence, as it introduces the skywalks - 'the recently developed skywalks'. (iv) introduces controversy and (iii) gives an example. (iii)- (iv) is a pair.


  1. (i) The shop's most expensive gift ever was a Boeing jet for US$35 million in 1999.
    (ii) Ginger Reeder, who handpicks all the 'fantasy items' for the catalogue, does not expect to sell everything.
    (iii) In 1997, for instance, Neiman Marcus was unable to offload first editions of 90 of America's greatest novels, from The Great Gatsby to Catch-22.
    (iv) The most memorable have included a submarine (US$20 million) and a mean-spirited camel who spat a lot.
    (v) Selling is not the point. 'They are chosen for their uniqueness and their publicity value,' she says.
    1. (ii) (i) (iii) (iv) (v)
    2. (ii) (v) (i) (iv) (iii)
    3. (ii) (v) (iii) (i) (iv)
    4. (iv) (i) (ii) (iii) (v)

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    Sentences (ii), (v) and (iii) form a logical sequence.

    Correct Option: C

    Sentences (ii), (v) and (iii) form a logical sequence.



  1. (i) It grows even in marginal soils and tolerates heat waves and droughts.
    (ii) Most Tanzanians are subsistence farmers.
    (iii) It would be the perfect crop for 21st century Africa, were it not for the whitefly, whose range is expanding as the climate warms.
    (iv) In Africa, small family farms grow more than 90 per cent of all crops, and cassava is a staple for more than 250 million people.
    (v) The same viruses that have invaded Juma's field have already spread throughout East Africa.
    1. (ii) (iv) (i) (iii) (v)
    2. (v) (i) (iv) (ii) (iii)
    3. (i) (iii) (iv) (ii) (v)
    4. (iv) (ii) (iii) (i) (v)

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    The term 'viruses' in (v) refers to 'whitefly' in (iii). 'It' in (i) refers to 'cassava' in (iv).

    Correct Option: A

    The term 'viruses' in (v) refers to 'whitefly' in (iii). 'It' in (i) refers to 'cassava' in (iv).


  1. (i) We not only murder to dissect, but we also murder all the organs, all the cells and so on until there is nothing left that was in the living animal.
    (ii) Bradley railed against 'analysis' in the late 1800s.
    (iii) When Russell became a realist, he attacked this element of Bradley's idealism, defending the thesis that the components of facts can be identified by analysis.
    (iv) How did the word 'analytic' come into the tradition? The answer is pretty clear.
    (v) When you try to break some fact down into components, he claimed, the result is neither the fact you started with nor even a set of things that were parts of the original fact.
    1. (iii) (ii) (iv) (v) (i)
    2. (ii) (iv) (iii) (v) (i)
    3. (i) (iii) (v) (ii) (iv)
    4. (iv) (ii) (v) (i) (iii)

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    Sentence (ii) and (v) form a pair. (iii) has to be the concluding sentence.

    Correct Option: D

    Sentence (ii) and (v) form a pair. (iii) has to be the concluding sentence.



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. In the early 1920’s, settlers came to Alaska looking for gold.
    P. Today, people use it to get from place to place.
    Q. The trail they used to travel inland is known today as the Iditarod trail.
    R. They travelled by boat, to Seward and Krik and from there by land into the gold fields.
    S. The Iditarod trail quickly became a major thoroughfare in Alaska.
    6. In the winters, the only means of travel down this trail is by dog sledge.
    1. PSQR
    2. RQSP
    3. PQRS
    4. QRSP

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    RQSP

    Correct Option: B

    RQSP