Paragraph Formation


Direction: In the following questions, the first and the last sentence are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of sentence/passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four sentence/passage are not given in their proper order, Read the sentence/passage and find out which of the four combinations is correct then find the correct Answer .

  1. 1. People are like potatoes.
    P. It is only after potatoes have been sorted and bagged that they are loaded onto trucks.
    Q. After potatoes have been harvested, they have to be spread out and sorted in order to get the maximum market dollar.
    R. This is the method that all Idaho potato farmers use-all but one.
    S. They are divided according to size - big, medium and small.
    6. One farmer never bothered to sort the potatoes .









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    The second line of the paragraph will be After potatoes have been harvested, they have to be spread our and sorted in order to get the maximum market dollar.

    Correct Option: B

    After rearranging the sentences the paragraph will be arranged as below.
    People are like potatoes.
    After potatoes have been harvested, they have to be spread our and sorted in order to get the maximum market dollar.
    They are divided according to size - big, medium and small.
    It is only after potatoes have been sorted and bagged that they are loaded onto trucks.
    This is the method that all Idaho potato farmers use-all but one.
    One farmer never bothered to sort the potatoes .


  1. 1. Rani Padmini was a Rajput Queen.
    P. Allaudin Khilji invaded India and reached the gates of Chitto, the capital city of the Rajputs.
    Q. But, the Rajputs under Rani Padmini fought like tigress.
    R. Khilji attacked Chittor again, and rushed into the fort, only to be stunned.
    S. Khilji desired to capture Chittor and its beautiful Queen, Rani Padmini
    6. The Rani and the other women had burnt themselves alive.









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    The second line of the paragraph will be Allaudin Khilji invaded India and reached the gates of Chittor, the capital city of the Rajputs.

    Correct Option: B

    After rearranging the sentences the paragraph will be arranged as below.
    Rani Padmini was a Rajput Queen.
    Allaudin Khilji invaded India and reached the gates of Chittor, the capital city of the Rajputs.
    Khilji desired to capture Chittor and its beautiful Queen, Rani Padmini.
    But, the Rajputs under Rani Padmini fought like tigress.
    Khilji attacked Chittor again, and rushed into the fort, only to be stunned.
    The Rani and the other women had burnt themselves alive.



Direction: The sentences given in each question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of the sentences from amongst the given choices so as to form a coherent paragraph.

  1. P : The computer took 45 hours of non-stop computation.
    Q : The computer was not allowed to learn from experience.
    R : This is not really surprising, because with eleven items of clothing the number of possible combinations is given by multiplying 11,10,9,8 and so on, which gives over 39 million combinations.
    S : Someone once used the IBM computer to work out the number of ways of getting dressed with eleven items of clothing.









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    On arranging the correct paragraph formation as :-
    S is the opening sentence, since it introduces the narrative. P will follow S, as it tells the chronology of the event. That is, what happened next.
    ............ proceed on .

    Correct Option: D

    On arranging the correct paragraph formation as :-
    S is the opening sentence, since it introduces the narrative. P will follow S, as it tells the chronology of the event. That is, what happened next. This will be followed by R, since R begins with the reflective pronoun, that indicates the action that happened in P. Thus, the right sequence is SPRQ.


  1. P : Businesses often feel that since they have a lot of market muscle and in such a dominant position, maintenance will be enough.
    Q : IBM has also suffered from lower priced clones when the mystique of computers was off and there was no longer a need for reassurance from the solidity of Big Blue.
    R : IBM fell behind on the concept of “connectivity” and has suffered as a result.
    S : In recent years, however, even mighty IBM found that market domination was not enough if you fall behind on concept.









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    On the basis of given paragraph , we follow sentence formation as :-
    P is the opening line .

    Correct Option: A

    On the basis of given paragraph , we follow sentence formation as :-
    P is the opening line because Q,R,S are illustrations or examples of the statement made in P.
    Thus , correct sequence is P S R Q .



  1. P : Such a system will help to identify and groom executives for positions of strategists.
    Q : Evaluation of performance is more often than not done for the purpose of reward or punishment for past performance.
    R : They must become an integral part of the executive system’.
    S : Even where the evaluation system is for one’s promotion to assume higher responsibilities, it rarely includes terms that are a key for playing the role of strategist effectively, e.g., the skills of playing the role of change agent and creative problem solving.









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    On the basis of given paragraph , we follow sentence formation as :-
    Q is the opening sentence as it introduces the subject of evaluation followed by S, which is linked with Q
    .................

    Correct Option: D

    On the basis of given paragraph , we follow sentence formation as :-
    Q is the opening sentence as it introduces the subject of evaluation followed by S, which is linked with Q because, it gives conditions attached with the subject of Q. Thus , correct sequence is Q S R P .