RRB PO Mains English (Day-11)

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Sentence rearrangement

Directions (1-5): In the following questions a sentence is given which is divided into four parts. Some of these parts are not in their correct position. Given below the options suggesting the appropriate interchange. Choose the option that will make the sentence contextually meaningful. If the sentence is correct as it is, choose option E as your answer.

1) — there was an enabling political environment (A)/ after Indira Gandhi’s emergency and Rajiv Gandhi’s Bofors scandal (B)/previously, whenever there has been a new national alternative — (C)/due to the shortcomings of the ruling party (D)/

A) A-D

B) B-C

C) A-C

D) C-D

E) None of these

2) there are few example of leaders on the continent (A)/ who came to power through violence facing legal process after their deposition –(B)/ the real mastermind of the coup was the Islamist ideologue Hassan al-Turabi, who died in 2016 (C)/though some argue that (D)/

A) A-D

B) B-C

C) A-B

D) C-D

E) None of these

3) in the age of routine hand sanitizer used to (A)/ the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging consumers (B)/protect against the novel coronavirus, (C)/to be wary of at least 75 such products because they may contain a toxic chemical(D)/

A) A-D

B) B-C

C) A-C

D) C-D

E) None of these

4) but added the not-so-secret Hindutva ingredient to its dish(A)/many of the development(B)/ and social justice claims of other parties,(C)/what the BJP has done is cleverly co-opt(D)/

A) A-D

B) B-C

C) A-B

D) C-D

E) None of these

5)  the harsh truth is that the season’s first heavy downpour in Delhi,(A)/ in the national capital got more attention from the national media(B)/the clogging of a few drains and the tragic death of one auto driver in a flooded underpass(C)/than the last three weeks of floods in Assam and the impending threat in Bihar(D)/

A) A-D

B) B-C

C) A-B

D) C-D

E) None of these

Match the column

Direction (6-10): In the following questions two columns are given containing three Sentences/phrases each. In first column, sentences/phrases are A, B and C and in the second column the sentences/phrases are D, E and F. A sentence/phrase from the first column may or may not connect with another sentence/phrase from the second column to make a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. Each question has five options, four of which display the sequence(s) in which the sentences/phrases can be joined to form a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. If none of the options given forms a correct sentence after combination, mark (e), i.e. “None of these” as your answer.

6)

A) A-D, B-E

B) B-F, C-D

C) B-D, C-F

D) A-F, B-E

E) C-E

7)

A) A-D, B-E

B) B-F, C-D

C) B-E, C-F

D) A-F, B-D

E) C-E

8)

A) A-D, B-E

B) B-F, C-D

C) B-E, C-F

D) A-F, B-D

E) C-E

9)

A) A-D, B-F

B) B-E, C-D

C) A-E, C-F

D) A-F, B-D

E) C-E

10)

A) A-D, B-F

B) B-F, C-D

C) B-E, C-F

D) A-F, B-D

E) C-E

Answers :

Directions (1-5) :

1) Answer: C

We can not start a sentence with ‘-’. The sentence is introduced with the part ‘previously’ which is present in part C. So,  A-C must be interchanged. So option C will be the correct choice here.

After arrangement the correct sentence will be – Previously, whenever there has been a new national alternative — (C)/after Indira Gandhi’s emergency and Rajiv Gandhi’s Bofors scandal(B)/ — there was an enabling political environment(A)/ due to the shortcomings of the ruling party.(D)/

2) Answer: D

Part D ends with ‘that’. But we can not end a sentence with ‘that’. But after ‘that’, ‘the real mastermind of the coup’ makes perfect sense. So,  C-D must be interchanged. So option D will be the correct choice here.

After arrangement the correct sentence will be -There are few example of leaders on the continent(A)/ who came to power through violence facing legal process after their deposition –(B)/ though some argue that(D)/ the real mastermind of the coup was the Islamist ideologue Hassan al-Turabi, who died in 2016.(C)/

3) Answer: B

After part A which ends with ‘to’ we need a verb in present form. It is present in part C, i.e protect. So,  B-C must be interchanged. So option B will be the correct choice here.

After arrangement the correct sentence will be -In the age of routine hand sanitizer used to(A)/ protect against the novel coronavirus, (C)/the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging consumers(B)/ to be wary of at least 75 such products because they may contain a toxic chemical.(D)/

4) Answer: A

Part A can not be the starter of a sentence as it says ‘but added the not-so-secret’. Instead we can use part D as the starter part. And as part C ends with as ‘,’ we must use a new clause after that, which is part D. So,  A-D must be interchanged. So option A will be the correct choice here.

After arrangement the correct sentence will be -What the BJP has done is cleverly co-opt(D)/ many of the development(B)/ and social justice claims of other parties,(C)/ but added the not-so-secret Hindutva ingredient to its dish.(A)/

5) Answer: B

Part B has ‘more’ which must be succeeded by ‘than’ as it indicates comparative degree. Part D has ‘than’. So, B must be the previous part of D. So,  B-C must be interchanged. So option B will be the correct choice here.

After arrangement the correct sentence will be -The harsh truth is that the season’s first heavy downpour in Delhi,(A)/ the clogging of a few drains and the tragic death of one auto driver in a flooded underpass(C)/ in the national capital got more attention from the national media(B)/ than the last three weeks of floods in Assam and the impending threat in Bihar.(D)/

Directions (6-10) :

6) Answer: C

Part B ends with ‘middle and eastern segments of the border’ and followed by a ‘,’ so after  that we must need a new clause which tells something about part B. part D fulfills that. B-D will be the correct choice here. Only option C fulfills that. By putting the other parts according to this option we can make a grammatically and contextually meaningful sentence.

From the given options only B-D, C-F is matched and make a meaningful sentence. The correct answer after matching will be

(B-D): To begin with, and despite the fact that China has been inclined for long to nibble at territories in the western, middle and eastern segments of the border, it would be a mistake to think that China is preparing for a conflict over territory.

(C-F): India should not be taken in by Western propaganda about China’s territorial ambitions, for China is well aware that it cannot be certain whether it will emerge a victor from an all-out conflict with India.

Option A: (A-D, B-E) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

Option B: (B-F, C-D) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

Option D: (A-F, B-E) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

Option E: (C-E) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

7) Answer: D

By observing all parts together we can clearly see that part A comares ‘among Britain, France, the US, Israel and India’ and part F continued that by concluding with ‘it is only India that does not subscribe to the idea of preventive war’. Only option D fulfills that. By putting the other parts according to this option we can make a grammatically and contextually meaningful sentence.

From the given options only A-F, B-D is matched and make a meaningful sentence. The correct answer after matching will be

(A-F): In his book Why Leaders Choose War, Jonathan Renshon — an American political scientist — suggests that among Britain, France, the US, Israel and India, it is only India that does not subscribe to the idea of preventive war and proactive military responses as a solution to actual or perceived security threats.

(B-D): Renshon’s views draw attention to the larger question of whether India has been diffident or wise when it comes to ‘waging war’ or controlling the escalation ladder in ‘less-than-war-situations’ in contemporary times.

Option A: (A-D, B-E) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

Option B: (B-F, C-D) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

Option C: (B-E, C-F) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

Option E: (C-E) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

8) Answer: B

Part B has ‘not just’ and part F has ‘but’ so they make a perfect pair. Also they are talking about the same context also.  B-F makes a perfect pair. Only option B fulfills that. By putting the other parts according to this option we can make a grammatically and contextually meaningful sentence.

From the given options only B-F, C-D is matched and make a meaningful sentence. The correct answer after matching will be

(B-F): What will slow your SUV down on a road trip are not just potholes but innumerable checkpoints that ask you the same set of questions again and again.

(C-D): But confusing online directives, a laborious process to procure travel passes, and requirements for Covid-negative certificates serve as a deterrent.

Option A: (A-D, B-E) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

Option C: (B-E, C-F) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

Option D: (A-F, B-D) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

Option E: (C-E) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

9) Answer: A

Part A ends with ‘are’ and part D starts with ‘getting’. So they grammatically matched perfectly. By further reading we can conclude they are also contextually meaningful.  A-D makes a perfect pair. Only option A fulfills that. By putting the other parts according to this option we can make a grammatically and contextually meaningful sentence.

From the given options only A-D, B-F is matched and makes a meaningful sentence. The correct answer after matching will be

(A-D): It is not just the elder Ambani brother who is amassing a social media fanbase, his family members are getting their fair share of fan accounts too — wife and philanthropist Nita Ambani, children Akash, Isha and AnantAmbani, and even their spouses.

(B-F): But on Instagram, an informal but suspiciously well-planned machinery keeps you up-to-date with what’s going on in his and his family’s life.

Option B: (B-E, C-D) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

Option C: (A-E, C-F) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

Option D: (A-F, B-D) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

Option E: (C-E) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

10) Answer: C

Part B ends with a ‘,’ so we need a new clause after that. Part E and F are new clause. But part F contextually does not match with part B. so B-E will be the correct pair here. Only option C fulfills that. By putting the other parts according to this option we can make a grammatically and contextually meaningful sentence.

From the given options only B-E, C-F are matched and make a meaningful sentence. The correct answer after matching will be

(B-E): Amid simmering debates on over-centralisation of power defining India’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Kerala’s efforts have emerged as a model for emulation, partly for its reliance on resilient local governments and robust community participation.

(C-F): This has reaffirmed the need for empowering the third tier, which has been pivotal in determining the effectiveness of India’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Option A: (A-D, B-F) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

Option B: (B-F, C-D) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

Option D: (A-F, B-D) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

Option E: (C-E) is incorrect because it does not make any meaningful sentence.

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