English: Sentence Connectors Set 28 (SBI PO Mains 2017 Pattern)

Directions: In each question, there is a statement followed by three starters which are denoted by A, B and C. Each starter is a group of first few words of the sentence which, on proper completion, is supposed to convey the same meaning of the original statement. Find out which one or more starters can form grammatically correct sentence(s) to convey the SAME meaning of the original statement.

  1. The hijackers’ real identity will always remain a secret.
    (A) No one will ever know the hijackers’ ………..
    (B) The secret identity of the really ………..
    (C) The real identity of the hijackers would have remained ………..

    Only A
    Only B
    Olny C
    Either A or C
    Any one of the three
    Option A

     

  2. “I’m extremely sorry: I’m late,” said Sushma.
    (A) Sushma apologised for my being ………..
    (B) Sushma tendered apology for her ………..
    (C) Sushma apologised for her being ………..

    Only A
    Only B
    Only C
    Either A or C
    Either B or C
    Option E

     

  3. They have displayed arrogant behaviour; they will therefore be punished.
    (A) As a result of their arrogance, they ………..
    (B) They will be punished because ………..
    (C) They will punish because they have ………..

    Only A
    Only B
    Only C
    Either A or B
    Any one of the three
    Option D

     

  4. Not everyone among them was able to perform the act flawlessly.
    (A) None among them could ………..
    (B) Few of them could not perform ………..
    (C) Some of them could perform …………

    Only A
    Only B
    Only C
    Either A or B
    Either B or C
    Option C

     

  5. Most US citizens have made generous donations for rehabilitation of the victims of war.
    (A) These generous donations ………..
    (B) The generous donations made by the victims of ………..
    (C) The rehabilitation of victims of war was generous ………..

    Only A
    Only B
    Only C
    Either A or B
    None of these
    Option E

     

  6. It was too dark for us to be able to see anything.
    (A) We could not see ………..
    (B) Since we could not see …….
    (C) For us, it was so dark to …….

    Only A
    Only B
    Only C
    Either A or B
    Either A or C
    Option A

     

  7. You must act as per my instructions only.
    (A) Only you act …….
    (B) My instructions …….
    (C) You must do …….

    Any one of the three
    Either A or B
    Either B or C
    Either A or C
    None of these
    Option C

     

  8. Even if you dislike him you must not be rude to him.
    (A) You must be polite …….
    (B) Although you must not be rude …….
    (C) Since you don’t like …….

    Any one of the three
    Only A
    Only B
    Only C
    None of these
    Option B

     

  9. However, often I tried my best, I could not succeed in my endeavour.
    (A) Despite …….
    (B) In spite of …….
    (C) Though I could not succeed …….

    Only A
    Only B
    Only C
    Either A or B
    None of these
    Option D

     

  10. So terrible was the earthquake that all the skyscrapers in the locality were completely ruined.
    (A) Owing to the intensity …….
    (B) None of the skyscrapers in the …….
    (C) The intensity of …….

    Only A
    Only B
    All the three
    Either A or B
    Only C
    Option C

     


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