English Questions: Sentence Connectors Set 43

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

  1. The recent food carnival was really happening and there was an array of food stalls. Complimentary drinks were provided to all who visited the carnival.
    I. Nevertheless
    II. Although
    III. Besides
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    All of the above
    Option C
    The best option to fit is ‘besides’ which acts as a connector that gives the essence of ‘in addition to that..’ like an add on to the prevailing situation or condition. The other connectors are used in case of contradiction or concluding something. Thus option C is the correct answer.
    Sentence- “The recent food carnival was really happening and there was an array of food stalls, besides complimentary drinks, which were provided to all who visited the carnival.”

     

  2. India will prevail in a conventional war. It would be a hard-fought battle, but India would tire out the Pakistanis.
    I. In contrast to Pakistan,
    II. Against Pakistan,
    III. Hostile to Pakistan,
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    Both II and III
    Option E
    We can clearly decipher from the second statement that the war is against Pakistan. Therefore, option II and III are apt.
    New statements:
    Against Pakistan, India will prevail in a conventional war that would be a hard-fought battle, but India would tire out the Pakistanis.
    Hostile to Pakistan, India will prevail in a conventional war that would be a hard-fought battle, but India would tire out the Pakistanis.

     

  3. Bhopal is no longer a state. It still has the distinction of hosting India’s biggest mosque and the world’s smallest mosque!
    I. Although
    II. Though
    III. Instead
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and II
    None of these
    Option D
    The sentences show a contrast. “Although” and “though” both mean ‘in spite of something’, they are subordinating conjunctions. This means that the clause which they introduce is a subordinate clause, which needs a main clause to make it complete. They are also used in those sentence structures in which you wish to contrast two different ideas side-by-side. Instead basically means “in the place of” or “alternatively”. Therefore, options a and b fit with the sentences.
    New statements:
    Although Bhopal is no longer a state; it still has the distinction of hosting India’s biggest mosque and the world’s smallest mosque!
    Though Bhopal is no longer a state; it still has the distinction of hosting India’s biggest mosque and the world’s smallest mosque!

     

  4. President Trump shakes us in a number of ways, the least being our failure to put a harness on Trump’s antics. The most being our failure to nail down as falsehoods what Trump announces as truth.
    I. Naturally, our rage focuses on Donald Trump,
    II. Many of President Donald Trump’s critics have raised concerns in recent weeks,
    III. Trump’s either side
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    None of these
    Option E
    The two given sentences do not need any connector in the beginning but in the middle. Of all the given possibilities, none seems to modify the context of the given sentences in such a way that it can be used to join them.

     

  5. Many of the arts and sciences make up Western civilization and culture. Philosophy was first defined by the Greeks around the fifth-century B.C.E
    I. As
    II. While
    III. Since
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    All of the above
    Option B
    ‘Since’ and ‘as’ do not help create a grammatically sound sentence. They are used to join sentences which have a cause-and-effect relationship. While is used to connect two contrasting or comparative clauses. It fits the sentences well. Hence, option B is the correct answer.
    New statement:
    While many of the arts and sciences make up Western civilization and culture, philosophy was first defined by the Greeks around the fifth-century B.C.E.

     

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