English: Sentence Connectors Set 19 (IBPS PO Mains 2017 Pattern)

Directions: In the questions given below few sentences are given which are grammatically correct and meaningful. Connect them by the word given above the statements in the best possible way without changing the intended meaning. Choose the answers accordingly from the options to form a correct and coherent sentence(s). 

  1. Moreover:
    a. which forecast a growth rate of 6.7% or more for 2017-18.
    b. The study finds that childhood violence is lower in countries that are committed to a human development agenda, and that prioritize child health and education, particularly of girls.
    c. many developing countries tackle the problem well; suggesting poor countries don’t have to wait until they are rich to end childhood violence.
    d. the Central Statistical Organization’s advance estimate is somewhat lower than the projections of the Reserve Bank of India, the International Monetary Fund and other multilateral or private organizations,

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only a & b and d & c
    Only c & d
    None of these
    Option B
    use moreover to introduce a piece of information that adds to or supports the previous statement.

     

  2. Nevertheless:
    a. I know it was an accident, but the window is broken
    b. Jenna doesn’t normally seem to like parties, but she seemed to have had a good time at the Christmas party
    c. and you’re going to have to pay for it.
    d. pits family members against each other for inheritance of high value products.

    Only a & b
    Only b & a
    Only a & c
    Only b & d
    None of these
    Option C
    You use nevertheless when saying something that contrasts with what has just been said.

     

  3. Because:
    a. the economic incentives to unlock that technical puzzle are so overwhelming.
    b. They don’t really worry about whether playing polo or building orphanages or any other chosen pursuit can pay the bills,
    c. they don’t need it to pay the bills.
    d. I think no matter what, energy costs will fall dramatically in the future, probably to near zero,

    Only a & b
    Only b & c and d & b
    Only b & c and d & a
    Only b & c
    None of these
    Option C
    Because is used to introduce subordinate clause.

     

  4. As:
    a. India is already seeing so much of the latter that family moral values have become an absurdity and a rarity.
    b. The proposed high safety duty will endanger the growth of the industry.
    c. Geopolitical challenges need to be circumvented with the fostering of multilateral treaties and smart diplomacy, not murky policies.
    d. the philosophers have advised over the ages, the destruction of moral values in individuals precipitates the downfall of national values. Recall the Roman empire in its dying days.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only a & d
    Only c & a
    None of these
    Option C
    If something happens as something else happens, it happens at the same time.

     

  5. If:
    a. every Supreme Court order and orders of High Courts can be ignored without attracting a contempt of court charge. The Sate government should wake up to the threat posed by the sport. It must take the initiative to ban the sport and fall in line with the Supreme Court judgment.
    b. proof was necessary that the Government intended to proceed with its various programs affecting property rights irrespective of decisions of the Supreme Court, or that judicial review in India does not mean judicial supremacy,
    c. an ordinance can be an easy tool to defy the orders of the apex court,
    d. the Fourth Amendment provides the relevant evidence.

    Only d & b
    Only a & b
    Only c & a
    Only c & a and b & d
    None of these
    Option D
    use if in conditional sentences to introduce the circumstances in which an event or situation might happen, might be happening, or might have happened.

     

  6. While:
    a. this certainly has not been the general approach of the Supreme Court in cases involving other fundamental rights.
    b. Europe is bursting at the seams trying to accommodate Syrian refugees, there is every indication that West Asia will continue to face violence, displacement and trauma in the new year.
    c. Tension and violence continue unabated in the other two perennially troubled areas — Gaza and Syria.
    d. it is true that the Court started off on a modest and self-distrustful note regarding its powers of review in this case,

    Only a & b
    Only b & a and d & c
    Only c & b and d & a
    Only c & d
    None of these
    Option C
    If something happens while something else is happening, the two things are happening at the same time.

     

  7. Although:
    a. Gour and others could offer many substantial arguments in support of their proposals,
    b. their efforts met with failure for several years, chiefly because key Indian leaders were not convinced that India’s interests would be served best by decreasing the role of the Privy Council
    c. a typical network of bureaucratic controls that manifests inefficient policymaking and shoddy implementation.
    d. approval for privatisation through 49 per cent foreign investment in Air India does not inspire much confidence.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a & b and c & d
    None of these
    Option A
    use although to introduce a subordinate clause which contains a statement which contrasts with the statement in the main clause.

     

  8. And:
    a. This refers to the editorial, ‘Finally taking off’ (January 17). It is welcome that the Government has finally seen that state intervention in the economy is warranted only in the event of market failure or an overarching non-economic objective,
    b. a reduction in the number of such appeals which for decades had gone directly from the High Courts to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London.
    c. it should not have nationalised and monopolised an industry that could sustain market competition.
    d. The purposes Gour sought to achieve were really quite modest. He sought the establishment in India of a court which would be empowered to decide civil and criminal appeals from the High Courts of British India,

    Only c & a
    Only b & d
    Only d & b and a & c
    Only b & d and c & a
    None of these
    Option C
    use and to link two or more words, groups, or clauses.

     

  9. However:
    a. sustained foreign funds inflows and better-than-expected quarterly result in index heavyweight Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is sustaining the stock momentum.
    b. The Government may be finding it very hard to strike a proper balance between political populism and the economic rationalism with regard to the Budget.
    c. Caution crept in ahead of quarterly results to be released later for key companies, including Axis Bank and Asian Paints. Profit-booking was witnessed in telecom, metal, utilities and power segments which restricted the index gains.
    d. the fact remains that the expectations of the common man may get totally belied once again.

    Only a & b
    Only b & d
    Only c & a and b & d
    Only a & c
    None of these
    Option B
    use however when you are adding a comment which is surprising or which contrasts with what has just been said.

     

  10. But:
    a. there is no doubt that the spike in bond yields did send a strong signal that higher fiscal deficits will have consequences in an economy with a narrowing output gap.
    b. It is not clear from this episode whether the bond vigilantes had actually sent the government back to the drawing board, or whether the lower extra borrowing was because of some other reason,
    c. They represent automobile, retail, food processing, textiles, logistics, transportation and service industries. Interest in India is growing. So it is not only traditional sectors like automobile and steel
    d. wide ranging-areas which include retail and food, among others.

    Only a & b
    Only b & a
    Only c & d
    Only d & a
    None of these
    Option B
    use but to introduce something which contrasts with what you have just said, or to introduce something which adds to what you have just said.

     



 

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