English: Sentence Connectors Set 25 (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. HENCE
    a. we needed to bottle feed kittens every two hours
    b. any portion of the underground rhizome when broken off is capable of producing a new plant
    c. the difficulty of eradicating underground rhizome when once established
    d. the abandoned kittens were too young to eat solid food

    Only a & d
    Only b & c
    Both d & a; b & c
    Both a & c; b & d
    All are Correct
    Option C
    hence = As a consequence; for this reason.

     

  2. THUS
    a. Amazon has collected so much data that their suggestions are really useful
    b. by this fluctuation the pond asserts its title to a shore
    c. over time, Amazon has achieved such scale
    d. by this fluctuation the pond asserts its title to a shore, and thus the shore is shorn, and the trees cannot hold it by right of possession

    Only a & d
    Only a & c
    Only c & a
    Only d & b
    All are Correct
    Option C
    thus = in the manner now being indicated or exemplified; in this way.

     

  3. LIKEWISE
    a. we are justified in concluding, therefore, that among the Greeks and Romans
    b. the examination of the liver was the basis of divination in the case of the sacrificial animal
    c. engaged in a separate combat against superior numbers
    d. the Dabormida division, unsupported by Albertone, found itself

    Only b & a
    Both a & b; c & d
    Only c & d
    Both d & c; a & b
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  4. YET
    a. we know how to power a clock with this energy but haven’t
    b. you toil not, neither do you spin,
    c. God takes care of you and your little ones
    d. cracked the code on doing it at scale

    Both a & c; b & d
    Only d & a
    Only b & c
    Both a & b; c & d
    All are Correct
    Option C
    yet = up until the present or a specified or implied time; by now or then.

     

  5. STILL
    a. we have stigmatized racism; and while it unquestionably
    b. exists between many races, racism is becoming less and less relevant
    c. the meteorologist warned citizens to be leery of the trees
    d. the lack of movement was only a natural calm before the fiercest weather struck

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & d
    Both a & b; c & d
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  6. MOREOVER
    a. throughout the middle ages
    b. tt is a rare privilege to watch the birth, growth, and first feeble struggles of a living mind; this privilege is mine
    c. the word alba was somewhat loosely used
    d. the privilege is given me to rouse and guide this bright intelligence

    Only c & a
    Only d & b
    Both a & c; b & d
    Both c & a; d & b
    All are Correct
    Option C
    as a further matter; besides.

     

  7. HOWEVER
    a. this became a difficult task, as her publishers in Philadelphia had retired from business many years ago
    b. as his theory never been proven
    c. some people disagree with his theory
    d. this was eventually discovered that Philadelphia’s residence is at Wilmington, Delaware, and copies of the second edition of the book, 1889, were obtained from her

    Only c & d
    Only a & b
    Both c & b; a & d
    Both a & c ; d & b
    All are Correct
    Option C
    used to introduce a statement that contrasts with or seems to contradict something that has been said previously.

     

  8. BESIDES
    a. the hours Pierre spent at the Rostovs’ there were other hours he had to spend somehow, and the habits and acquaintances he had made in Moscow formed a current that bore him along irresistibly
    b. I agreed with my wife but pointed out even though Bryce had tracked us down, I couldn’t think of any other slip ups
    c. Pierre still went into society, drank as much and led the same idle and dissipated life
    d. Julie’s contest that would point to us

    Only a & b
    Only d & b
    Only c & a
    Only a & c
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  9. FURTHERMORE
    a. this house is on the best street in the neighborhood
    b. 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
    c. this house has easy access to the highway
    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 a & c
    Only b & d
    Only a & b
    Only d & b
    All are Correct
    Option B
    in addition; besides (used to introduce a fresh consideration in an argument).

     

  10. DESPITE
    a. the Emperor rode through the streets to comfort the inhabitants
    b. the pictures of her and Jonny on the walls and all her things sprinkled around the room
    c. the Emperor preoccupation with state affairs, himself visited the theaters that were established by his order
    d. she couldn’t explain the sense that she didn’t belong

    Only c & a
    Both a & b; c & d
    Both a & c; d & b
    Only b & d
    All are Correct
    Option C
    without being affected by; in spite of.

     


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