English Questions: Sentence Connectors Set 39 (Mains Pattern)

Directions(1-5): Select the phrase/connector from the given three options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning expressed in the statement sentences.

  1. (a) The rising power subsidies will only further add to the CM’s woes.
    (b) He holds the finance portfolio.

    (i) Besides being
    (ii) Although
    (iii) The rising power……..who also

    Only ii
    Both i and ii
    Only i
    Only iii
    None of these
    Option D
    The rising power subsidies will only further add to the CM’s woes who also holds the finance portfolio.

     

  2. (a) Delhi must seek Kathmandu’s assistance for the ongoing evacuation of hundreds of Indian pilgrims.
    (b) Otherwise it would be a very difficult task.

    (i) Having sought
    (ii) Unless Delhi seeks
    (iii) Although Delhi sought

    Only iii
    Only i
    Both i and iii
    Only ii
    None of these
    Option D
    Unless Delhi seeks Kathmandu’s assistance for the ongoing evacuation of hundreds of Indian pilgrims, it would be a very difficult task.

     

  3. (a) The AFI is not keen to include Nirmala in the relay team.
    (b) It may not stop her, who has a personal best of 51.28, if she returns good time.

    (i) The AFI is
    (ii) However
    (iii) Even though

    Only ii
    Both ii and iii
    Only iii
    Both i and ii
    None of these
    Option C
    Even though the AFI is not keen to include Nirmala in the relay team, it may not stop her, who has a personal best of 51.28, if she returns good time.

     

  4. (a) The championships, starting here on Tuesday amidst monsoon rains, is mandatory for those who aspire to be among the Asiad-bound 102 athletes.
    (b) It will not be a surprise if the Athletics Federation of India accommodates some extraordinary performers after this meet.

    (i) The championships starting
    (ii) Though
    (iii) In spite

    Only i
    Only ii
    Only iii
    All i, ii and iii
    None of these
    Option B
    Though the championships, starting here on Tuesday amidst monsoon rains, is mandatory for those who aspire to be among the Asiad-bound 102 athletes it will not be a surprise if the Athletics Federation of India accommodates some extraordinary performers after this meet.

     

  5. (a) The Campus Front calls itself a “neo-social student’s movement”.
    (b) It was launched in the national capital around a decade ago.

    (i) Having launched
    (ii) Launched in the
    (iii) Although

    Only ii
    Both ii and iii
    Only iii
    Only i
    None of these
    Option A
    Launched in the national capital around a decade ago, the Campus Front calls itself a “neo-social student’s movement”.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given question, a connector is given for the statements I, II and III. Choose the pair of sentences which can be combined using the given connector, when used in the beginning of the new sentence.

  7. Because
    I. I refer to history extensively in these pages.
    II. I believe historical people are exactly like us, only in different circumstances.
    III. It is theoretically possible in a hundred different ways.
    Only I and II
    Only II and III
    All I, II and III
    Only I and III
    None of these
    Option A
    “Because” is used to introduce a word or phrase that stands for a clause expressing an explanation or reason. Statement I talks about the referring to history books. The reason behind this reference is given in II. But statement III deems it as practically impossible, which is wrong.

    New Sentence:
    I refer to history extensively in these pages because I believe historical people are exactly like us, only in different circumstances.
    Hence, the correct answer is A.

     

  8. Yet
    I. He was ridiculous, and unpleasantly sarcastic.
    II. There was no sign of mayhem in his voice.
    III. He inspired involuntary respect by his boundless devotion to an idea.
    Only I and II
    Only II and III
    All I, II and III
    Only I and III
    None of these
    Option D
    “Yet”, when used as a conjunction, means ‘nevertheless’ or ‘but’. It introduces contradictory statements, that go along the lines of ‘in spite of”. Both II & III provide opposite information to that of I but refer to the behaviour of the person being spoken about.

    New Sentence: He was ridiculous, and unpleasantly sarcastic, yet he inspired involuntary respect by his boundless devotion to an idea.
    Hence, the correct answer is D.

     

  9. After
    I. Eisenhower spoke about the economic costs of war, the burden it places on the economy, and the toll this takes on the people.
    II. Eisenhower said that slavery still exists and the low price of slaves speaks to the low value of a human life
    III. Eisenhower closed by describing the peace proposals he was offering Russia and China.
    Only I and II
    Only II and III
    All I, II and III
    Only I and III
    None of these
    Option D
    New Sentence: After speaking about the economic costs of war, the burden it places on the economy, and the toll this takes on the people, Eisenhower closed by describing the peace proposals he was offering Russia and China.
    Hence, the correct answer is D.

     

  10. Unless
    I. At the foot of the mountain there was a railroad.
    II. I remember how unbearable I used to find the inquisitiveness of my friends.
    III. I eagerly sat down to write it before the ideas should slip from me.
    Only I and II
    Only II and III
    All I, II and III
    Only I and III
    None of these
    Option E
    We use unless to introduce the only circumstances in which an event we are mentioning will not take place or in which a statement you are making is not true. No such conditions could be formed with the given statements as none of them share a common theme. Hence, the correct answer is E.

     

  11. That
    I: Soccer has the power and potential to unite the world in a certain manner.
    II: It’s through soccer and its binding force, the whole world gets united.
    III: No man-made faith has ever been able to do so throughout the history of human civilization.
    Only I and II
    Only II and III
    All I, II and III
    Only I and III
    None of these
    Option D
    Here, the word ‘that’ is used as an adverb which means to such a degree; so.
    We can easily point out that sentences (I) and (II) are implying the same meaning that is the potential of soccer to unite the world. Hence these
    two cannot be connected through the word ‘that’
    Sentences (I) and (III) are displaying a link within themselves comparing the power and potential of soccer to that of man.

    New sentence:
    Soccer has the power and potential to unite the world in a manner that no man-made faith has ever been able to do throughout the history of
    human civilization.

     

 

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