Paragraph Formation


Direction: The sentences given in each question, when arranged in the proper sequence, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter/number. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

  1. A. A carriage passes with a nasty, creaking noise.
    B. If I am travelling in someone’s carriage, I dislike not only the noise but also the owner.
    C. Annoying to think that the passengers may not be aware of it.
    D. Such a person definitely is hateful.









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    A C, B D are the keys. D should follow B with its ‘Such a person ’ which refers to ‘owner’ mentioned by B. Option (a): Passage wrongly begins with D.

    Correct Option: C

    A C, B D are the keys. D should follow B with its ‘Such a person ’ which refers to ‘owner’ mentioned by B. Option (a): Passage wrongly begins with D. Option (b) : Passage begins with A but the links AC and BD are missing. Option (d): Passage wrongly begins with B. Except (c) other options are wrong.


  1. A. His influence over Nero was, at least initially, salutary.
    B. He killed his mother and his brother and sent Seneca to exile.
    C. Seneca was a true follower of stoic philosophy.
    D. But, eventually, Nero’s cruel propensities revealed themselves.









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    C A and D B are the keys. A should follow C with its ‘His influence over’ which refers to ‘Seneca’ mentioned by A. Option (b): Passage wrongly begins with D whereas D should follow A. Option (c): Passage wrongly begins with A whereas A should follow C.

    Correct Option: A

    C A and D B are the keys. A should follow C with its ‘His influence over’ which refers to ‘Seneca’ mentioned by A. Option (b): Passage wrongly begins with D whereas D should follow A. Option (c): Passage wrongly begins with A whereas A should follow C. Option (d): Passage begins with B whereas B should follow D. Except (a) other options are wrong.



  1. A. The ovules are arranged in rows.
    B. Each filament grows from a germ on an ovule.
    C. Each will produce a seed.
    D. This seed is called a kernel.









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    C D is the key. D which further talks about ‘This seed is called’ should follow C which introduces the subject of ‘Seed’. Option (a) and Option (c) : Passage wrongly begins with A whereas A should follow B.

    Correct Option: B

    C D is the key. D which further talks about ‘This seed is called’ should follow C which introduces the subject of ‘Seed’. Option (a) and Option (c) : Passage wrongly begins with A whereas A should follow B. Option (d) : Passage wrongly begins with D whereas D should follow C. Except (b) other options are wrong.


  1. A. In a 2003 driving poll conducted by The National Safe Driving Test, 91% of all drivers admitted to engaging in risky driving behavior over a six-month span.
    B. So what’s wrong with him?
    C. That’s what’s wrong with him.
    D. He’s human, and he thinks he’s a great driver.
    E. But don’t saddle up that high horse; you’re probably just as bad yourself.









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    NA

    Correct Option: A

    NA



  1. A. For he married for the fourth time when he was over forty.
    B. His loyalty to the State was well known.
    C. But he was incorruptible and had earned a name for strict impartiality in his family as well as outside.
    D. My father was a lover of his clan, truthful, brave and generous, but short-tempered.
    E. To a certain extent he might have been given to carnal pleasures.









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    NA

    Correct Option: C

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