English: Sentence Connectors Set 18 (SBI PO Mains 2017 Pattern)

Direction (1-10): In each question below four statements are given. These four statements are connected in the four options given below in each question. You have to determine in which option the four statements have been most appropriately expressed giving the full meaning of the statements and mark it as your answer.

  1. he heard his elders’ stories of valour; the elders exhibited valour in the wars of resistance; he also dreamed of making his contribution to the freedom struggle.
    A) as his elders exhibited valour in the wars of resistance which he heard, he also dreamed of making his contribution to the freedom struggle
    B) because he also dreamed of making his contribution to the freedom struggle so he heard his elders’ stories of valour during the wars of resistance
    C) hearing his elders’ stories of valour during the wars of resistance, he also dreamed of making his contribution to the freedom struggle
    D) he heard his elders’ stories of valour during the wars of resistance yet he also dreamed of making his contribution to the freedom struggle
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation :- A- “which he heard” is grammatically incorrect
    B – “also” shows that something previously hs happened. The connect “so” is inapt.
    D- yet shows “contradiction”. Hence inapt.
  2. it received generally negative reviews from critics; it has amassed a strong fan following; it has grossed a total of $539 million;  it has a combined budget of $212 million.
    A) it received generally negative reviews from critics nevertheless it has amassed a strong fan following as well as it has grossed a total of $539 million yet it has a combined budget of $212 million.
    B) despite receiving generally negative reviews from critics, the five films have amassed a strong fan following and have grossed a total of $539 million, against a combined budget of $212 million
    C) although it has a combined budget of $212 million yet it has grossed a total of $539 million and it has amassed a strong fan following instead of receiving generally negative reviews from critics
    D) it not only has amassed a strong fan following but also received generally negative reviews from critics despite grossing a total of $539 million over a budget of $212 million
    E) None of these
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       Option B 
  3. Modi was a child; Modi helped his father sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station; Modi later ran a tea stall with his brother near a bus terminus
    A) Modi was a child when he helped his father sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station provided that later he ran a tea stall with his brother near a bus terminus
    B) Being a child, Modi helped his father to  railway sell tea at the Vadnagar station as a result he ran a tea stall with his brother near a bus terminus
    C) When Modi was a child, he helped his father to  railway sell tea at the Vadnagar station as a result he ran a tea stall with his brother near a bus terminus.
    D) as a child, Modi helped his father sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station, and later ran a tea stall with his brother near a bus terminus.
    E) None of these
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       Option D
    Explanation:
  4. he obtained his doctorate in economics; he ontained it from oxford; he worked  for the U.N. during 1966-69
    A) as he obtained his doctorate in economics from Oxford, he worked  for the U.N. during 1966-69.
    B) after obtaining his doctorate in economics from Oxford, he worked for the United Nations during 1966–69.
    C) being obtained his doctorate in economics from Oxford, he worked for the United Nations during 1966–69.
    D) because he worked for the United Nations during 1966–69, he obtained his doctorate in economics from Oxford.
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
  5. He was sad; he was tired; he was very hungry when a wizard appeared; wizard offered him food; he laid down some conditions.
    A) as he laid don some conditions the wizard offered him food because he was sad and tired nad hungry
    B) he was sad and tired along with being very hungry when a wizard appeared and offered him food however he laid down some conditions.
    C) On the condition that he is sad, tired nad hungry the wizard laiad down some conditions and offered him food.
    D) He was sad and ttired nad hungry so the wizard laid down some conditions in addition to offering him food.
    E)  None of these
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       Option B 
  6. I left the party; I was bored; it was quite late.
    A) On the condition that it was late , I left the party and bored.
    B) While leaving the party I was bored and late.
    C) I left the party because I was bored, moreover it was quite late.
    D) I left the party as it was late and boring.
    E) None of these
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       Option C 
  7. Harry is intelligent; he is lazy; he must wake up; he will regret it.
    A) Harry, being intelligent and lazy, wakes up and regret it.
    B) Harry is intelligent however he is lazy so he must wake up or he will regret it.
    C) Harry is intelligent and lazy and he must wake up else he will regret it.
    D) despite being intelligent and lazy, harry must wake up early to not to regret it.
    E) None of these
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       Option B 
  8. This book is short; this book is interesting; this book arrived late.
    A) as the book arrived late, it is interesting and short.
    B) despite arriving late this book is short yet interesting.
    C) instead of arriving late and interesting, the book is short.
    D) as the book arrived late though it is short and interesting.
    E) None of these
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       Option B 
  9. he held the post as the Advisor to Prime Minister of India on Economic Affairs; he was a doctorate in economics from Oxford
    A) provided that he was a doctorate in economics from Oxford so he held the post as the Advisor to Prime Minister of India on Economic Affairs
    B) although he held the post as the Advisor to Prime Minister of India on Economic Affairs, yet he was a doctorate in economics from Oxford
    C) due to the fact that he held the post as the Advisor to Prime Minister of India on Economic Affairs because he was a doctorate in economics from Oxford.
    D) provided that he held the post as the Advisor to Prime Minister of India on Economic Affairs because he was a doctorate in economics from Oxford.
    E) None of these
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       Option C

  10. Rajiv was made a general secretary of the Congress party; it was a part of his political grooming; he had given significant responsibility in organising the 1982 Asian Games
    A) after being made a general secretary of the Congress party which was a part of his political grooming and given significant responsibility in organising the 1982 Asian Games.
    B) although Rajiv was made a general secretary of the Congress party, he had given significant responsibility in organising the 1982 Asian Games so that being a part of his political grooming.
    C) despite given significant responsibility in organising the 1982 Asian Games which was a part of his political grooming, Rajiv was made a general secretary of the Congress party
    D) as part of his political grooming, Rajiv was made a general secretary of the Congress party and given significant responsibility in organising the 1982 Asian Games.
    E) None of these
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       Option D 

 

 

 

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27 Thoughts to “English: Sentence Connectors Set 18 (SBI PO Mains 2017 Pattern)”

  1. *********

    doubt in 8th q.., please explain mam.., why ‘short yet interesting’ despite of ‘short and interesting’

    1. Srishti

      ‘And’ is used as a conjunction when the words or phrases are of equal importance and both conditions exist.
      Whereas yet shows contradictory ideas.

      1. ron(honey)..

        hi mod ji ..how r u?

          1. ron(honey)..

            hlo..how r u?

          2. gomathy priya

            not so good. u?

          3. ron(honey)..

            why what happened?..

          4. gomathy priya

            out in ibps po

          5. ron(honey)..

            don’t worry u still have clerk nd rbi assistant

          6. gomathy priya

            yes. urs?

          7. ron(honey)..

            have cleared it ..

          8. Divaker

            Hello Ron sir

          9. ron(honey)..

            hlo bro ..i am ur bro not sir bhai

        1. Srishti

          Hello Rooney ;:)
          I am fine. How are you?
          How was your exam?

          1. ron(honey)..

            so u still remember me good..pre po ho gya yaar..wbu ..

          2. Srishti

            Of course, I remember you 🙂
            Dint apply 🙂

          3. ron(honey)..

            glad to u here tht ,why u did nt apply?

          4. Srishti

            Applied for UGC NET Only!
            Appeared for that
            Hoping for the best! 🙂
            Pray for me 😀

          5. ron(honey)..

            ho jaega apka ..my wishes r with u

          6. Srishti

            Shukriya ^_^

      2. Tulip

        as his elders exhibited valour in the
        wars of resistance which he heard, he also dreamed of making his
        contribution to the freedom struggle

        why use of which is incorrect here??

        1. Srishti

          It should be ” which he had heard of/heard about”
          I am not pretty sure about it. Kindly explain if I am wrong!

  2. Neha

    explain 9th mam..”due to……because”
    is it ryt to use them together???

    1. Srishti

      “Due to” and “because of” are equivalent.

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