English: Sentence Connectors Set 21 (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. Accordingly:
    a. with the invites for family and close friends going out first
    b. because church space is limited, we will send out wedding invitations
    c. plenty of tourists visit the area in summer
    d. selling hand-made objects is the main source of income for locals

    Only a & b
    Only b & a
    Only b & a; c & d
    Only c & d; a & b
    All are correct
    Option C
    You use accordingly to introduce a fact or situation which is a result or consequence of something that you have just referred to.

     

  2. Moreover:
    a. the ability to purchase cash is limited
    b. it is a rare privilege to watch the birth, growth, and first feeble struggles of a living mind; this privilege is mine; and
    c. for many small companies,
    d. it is given me to rouse and guide this bright intelligence

    Only a & b
    Only b & a
    Only c & a
    Only d & b
    All are correct
    Option C
    You use moreover to introduce a piece of information that adds to or supports the previous statement.

     

  3. Furthermore:
    a. we thus see how the power of the house of Omayya developed itself, and how there arose against it an opposition, which led in the first place to the murder of Othman and the Caliphate of Ali,
    b. unlike you, I do not enjoy eating salmon,
    c. the high cost of salmon does not fit in with our tiny food budget
    d. during the whole period of the Omayyad caliphs, repeatedly to dangerous outbreaks, culminating in the great catastrophe which placed the Abbasids on the throne

    Only b & c
    Only c & b
    Only a & b
    Only d & a
    All are correct
    Option B
    Furthermore is used to introduce a piece of information or opinion that adds to or supports the previous one.

     

  4. Therefore:
    a. donations are needed.
    b. the children have never been to the beach
    c. are not sure if they will enjoy it
    d. we have no way to fund the project,

    Only c & b
    Only d & c
    Only a & c; d & b
    Only d & a; b & c
    All are correct
    Option D
    You use therefore to introduce a logical result or conclusion.

     

  5. Thus:
    a. we will have six more weeks of winter
    b. after studying at the international school for two years,
    c. it is a tradition that if the groundhog sees his shadow on Groundhog’s Day,
    d. the young woman could fluently speak English

    Only a & d
    Only b & d
    Only a & c
    Only a & b
    All are correct
    Option B
    You use thus to show that what you are about to mention is the result or consequence of something else that you have just mentioned.

     

  6. Similarly:
    a. impressed by the singer’s performance
    b. the application of ordinary antiseptic powders to leaves inside which a Fungus, such as a Uredo or Ustilago, is growing can only result in failure,
    c. it was obvious from the deafening applause the other concertgoers were
    d. if tobacco fumes, for instance, are applied when the insects concerned are hibernating in the ground beneath

    Only a & d
    Only a & b; c & d
    Only d & b
    Only c & a; b & d
    All are correct
    Option D
    You use similarly to say that something is similar to something else.

     

  7. Correspondingly:
    a. there was an unprecedentedly bad yield of corn and hay crops, but a moderately fair yield of the main root crops
    b. the hot drought of 1893 extended over the spring and summer months, but there was an abundant rainfall in the autumn;
    c. applying the same method of careful observation to the sun and planets, and later to some of the constellations and to many of the fixed stars, it will be apparent that the body of observations noted must have grown in the course of time to large and indeed to enormous proportions,
    d. the interpretations assigned to the nearly endless variations in the phenomena thus observed

    Only d & b
    Only a & b
    Only c & d
    Only a & d
    All are correct
    Option C
    You use correspondingly when describing a situation which is closely connected with one you have just mentioned or is similar to it.

     

  8. Nonetheless:
    a. the most lethal creature Gabriel had ever known
    b. shaking and terrified, Deidre
    c. held his gaze as she closed the distance between them, until she stood less than a foot away
    d. a full head smaller than him, Darkyn was

    Only a & b
    Only a & b; c & d
    Only a & d
    Only d & a; b & c
    All are correct
    Option D
    You use nonetheless when saying something that contrasts with what has just been said.

     

  9. Yet:
    a. all these people had been there for her
    b. God takes care of you and your little ones
    c. when Carmen’s father died, she thought she was alone in the world,
    d. you toil not, neither do you spin,

    Only b & c
    Only a & b
    Only a & c; b & d
    Only c & a; d & b
    All are correct
    Option D
    You use yet in negative statements to indicate that something has not happened up to the present time, although it probably will happen.
    You can also use yet in questions to ask if something has happened up to the present time. In British English the simple past tense is not normally used with this meaning of ‘yet’.

     

  10. Nevertheless:
    a. on careful examination of these three successive stages, it will easily be seen that,
    b. the headmaster refused to consider changing it to another colour.
    c. in spite of the apparent difference between them, all have a common foundation, source and purpose
    d. the school uniform was an unattractive green;

    Only a & b
    Only d & b
    Only c & d
    Only a & d
    All are correct
    Option B
    You use nevertheless when saying something that contrasts with what has just been said.

     



 

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