Paragraph Formation


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. A. Sub-Saharan Africa is often cited as a territory in which starvation could be significantly reduced, were GM foods brought into worldwide circulation.
    B. Farmers cite the steady impoverishment of the soil, and the deterioration in the quality of seeds, as excellent reasons for protesting GM foods.
    C. As with many cutting-edge discoveries, however, its long-term consequences can be difficult to handle.
    D. Genetically modified, or GM foods, are marketed enthusiastically by some section of the developed world that claim they can cure the ills of the developing world.
    E. A lack of transparency concerning ethical testing is another reason given by the developing world for receiving GM foods with caution rather than with celebration.









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    On arranging the correct paragraph formation as :-
    D A C B E forms a logical sequence.

    Correct Option: A

    On arranging the correct paragraph formation as :-
    D A C B E forms a logical sequence.So , option A is correct answer .


  1. A. And, in turn, corporate houses seek employees who will benefit their company and help the company grow.
    B. It is an exchange of value.
    C. Both sides are seeking to benefit.
    D. Since we are on the eager prospective employee side, we need to please and satisfy our potential employers.
    E. One seeks employment for personal gain, profit and success.









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    On the basis of given paragraph , we follow sentence formation as :-
    Clearly E has to be followed by A as they talk about what employees and employers seek from each other. The use of ‘And, in turn’ in A shows that it comes after E. A is followed by B which is the summary of E and A.
    .............

    Correct Option: C

    On the basis of given paragraph , we follow sentence formation as :-
    Clearly E has to be followed by A as they talk about what employees and employers seek from each other. The use of ‘And, in turn’ in A shows that it comes after E. A is followed by B which is the summary of E and A. C continues the summary started in B. D is the concluding sentence. Hence , required sequence is E A B C D .



  1. A. ‘It’s a tricky business’, says Allan H. Meltzer, an economist at Carnegie mellon University and a former economic adviser to President Reagan.
    B. Some policy- makers are focused on staving off the opposite problem- deflation, or falling prices, as demand weakens to the point that goods pile up without buyers, sending prices down and reducing the incentive for businesses to invest.
    C. That could shrink demand further and perhaps even deliver the sort of downward spiral that pinned Japan in the weeds of stagnant growth during the 1990s.
    D. “There’s no math model that tells us when to do it or how.”
    E. But that, as most economists see it, is a worry for another day.









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    We follow paragraph formation as :-
    Clearly A has to be followed by D as D completes what Allan H. Meltzer was mentioning in A. Also B has to be followed by C as ‘that could shrink demand further’ is the result of what is happening in B.

    Correct Option: D

    We follow paragraph formation as :-
    Clearly A has to be followed by D as D completes what Allan H. Meltzer was mentioning in A. Also B has to be followed by C as ‘that could shrink demand further’ is the result of what is happening in B.Thus , required sequence is A D E B C .


  1. A. To the joy of tens of millions of cricket fans, it established itself as the only team in this era to consistently challenge—and not infrequently master—Australia both at home and away.
    B. In fact, since the turn of the millennium India has transformed itself into an all-round cricketing power capable of winning in varying conditions anywhere.
    C. Over the last decade, Australia and India have set up Test cricket’s most absorbing rivalry.
    D. Every champion needs a counterpoint; legacies, defined referentially, draw from the dynamic between worldbeater and contender.
    E. India, thanks to its natural style of calm aggressive cricket, its distinctive ability to play at the level of the opposition, and the confluence of some of the finest cricketers in the contemporary game, fulfilled this role of contender.









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    We follow paragraph formation as :-
    The catch in this paragraph is that D must be followed by E as the contender introduced in D is further elaborated by India fulfilling the role of contender. So we have only two options i.e., (c) and (d). E must be followed by B as B talks about India becoming a cricketing power capable of winning in varying conditions anywhere.
    ................

    Correct Option: C

    We follow paragraph formation as :-
    The catch in this paragraph is that D must be followed by E as the contender introduced in D is further elaborated by India fulfilling the role of contender. So we have only two options i.e., (c) and (d). E must be followed by B as B talks about India becoming a cricketing power capable of winning in varying conditions anywhere, which is further elaborated in A by consistently challenging Australia both at home and away (mentioned in A). So , required answer is C D E B A .



  1. A. On the Republican side, the Iowa results have left the picture somewhat murkier.
    B. Mike Huckabee beat the putative front–runner, Mitt Romney, by a margin of 34.4 per cent to 25.4 per cent, but is not expected to carry the momentum forward into New Hampshire.
    C. Mr. Huckabee’s victory is attributable largely to the strong support he got from evangelical Christians who are estimated to make up as much as 60 per cent of the caucus – goers.
    D. Social and religious conservatives, will constitute only small proportion of voters, in which national security and fiscal concerns are expected to be the main issues.
    E. However, while Mr. Romney might be free of a Huckabee challenge in New Hampshire, he might be hard pressed to fend off John McCain and Rudolph Guiliani, both of whom largely stayed out of the Iowa campaign.









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    On arranging the correct paragraph formation as :-
    A is the opening sentence of the paragraph as is clear from the options. This is followed by B as B states the results in the Iowa state. This is followed by C which states the reasons for Mr. Huckabee’s victory.
    .............

    Correct Option: D

    On arranging the correct paragraph formation as :-
    A is the opening sentence of the paragraph as is clear from the options. This is followed by B as B states the results in the Iowa state. This is followed by C which states the reasons for Mr. Huckabee’s victory. C is followed by E which is followed by D, as ‘will’ and ‘are expected to be’ mentioned in D refer to situation in New Hampshire which is being mentioned in E.Hence , required answer will be A B C E D .