English: Sentence Connectors Set 29 (SBI PO Mains 2017 Pattern)

In each of the following questions, two/ three sentences are given. These sentences are combined into a single sentence and given as four alternatives below each question. You have to select one sentence which is grammatically correct and conveys the same meaning as conveyed by the two/ three sentences and mark the number of that sentence as your answer. If none of the four sentences given as alternatives below each question is correct, mark ‘5’. None of the above sentences is correct, as the answer.

  1. Her father was listening keenly. Rupa noticed this
    Rupa noticed that her father had listened keenly
    Rupa had noticed that her father was listening keenly
    Rupa noticed that her father is listening keenly
    Rupa noticed that her father was listening keenly
    None of the above sentences is correct
    Option D

     

  2. The sun is very important to men. Men have long known this.
    Men have long known how important the sun is to them.
    The sun is very important to them is known to men.
    The sun has been very important for men is known to them.
    The men know the sun is very important to them.
    None of the above sentences is correct.
    Option A

     

  3. He got up. He wound the cloth around his head.
    Having got up, he had wound the cloth around his head.
    Getting up he did wound the cloth around his head.
    Getting up, he wound the cloth around his head.
    Having getting up, he wound the cloth around his head.
    None of the above sentences is correct
    Option C

     

  4. They watched. They wondered. They were unable to find the reason.
    They watched and wondered till they were unable to find the reason.
    They watched and wondered but were unable to find the reason.
    They had watched and wondered but were unable to find the reason.
    They watched and wondered despite being unable to find the reason.
    None of the above sentences is correct
    Option B

     

  5. I was very much overwhelmed. I did not make any decision.
    I was so overwhelmed to make any decision.
    I could not make any decision as I was very much overwhelmed.
    I was too overwhelmed to make any decision.
    Being very much overwhelmed I do not make any decision.
    None of the above sentences is correct
    Option C

     

  6. In each question below, there are two or three sentences. Those are to be synthesised in one sentence. Such synthesised sentences are denoted by (A), ((B) & (C). You have to find out which one or more of these three are most similar in meaning of the original two or three sentences.

  7. Petroleum industry is going to face certain challenges. These challenges would be imminent in the next two decades. For success, it must predict these challenges now.
    (A) In the next two decades, petroleum industry must face the challenges which it has now predicted.
    (B) If petroleum industry determines to succeed in facing the challenges which are likely to be posed in the next two decades, it must be able to predict them now.
    (C) If petroleum industry wants to predict the challenges it is likely to face in the next two decades, it must successfully face them.

    Only A & B
    Only B & C
    Only A & C
    Only A
    Only B
    Option E

     

  8. Two men can now do this job. Previously it required sixteen men.
    (A) Two men can now do a job formerly requiring sixteen.
    (B) Two men, instead of the previously sixteen, can now do this job.
    (C) In place of two men who can do this job now, there is a requirement of sixteen men in the past.

    Only A
    Only B
    Only C
    Only A & C
    Only B & C
    Option A

     

  9. They were curious. They asked us a question. They wanted to know why we had left the comfortable hotel and gone to the desert.
    (A) Out of curiosity they inquired why we had gone to the desert leaving the comfortable hotel.
    (B) They asked us why we were curious to leave the comfortable hotel and go to the desert.
    (C) They were curious to know the reason for our leaving the comfortable hotel and going to the desert.

    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both a & C
    All of these
    None of these
    Option C

     

  10. They could play exceedingly well. They were defeated in the last round. The captain motivated them to overcome the defeat.
    (A) The captain’s motivation helped them to overcome the earlier defeat and play exceedingly well.
    (B) Despite earlier defeat they played exceedingly well due to the captain’s efforts to motivate them.
    (C) Despite the captain’s motivation, they were defeated earlier but could play exceedingly well now.

    Only A
    Only B
    Only C
    Both A & B
    None of these
    Option D

     

  11. His marriage is at a far-off place. I do not want to undertake such a long journey to attend it. In fact, there is no earthly reason to justify such a long journey.
    (A) There is no reason to justify such a distant place for his marriage as it would take me a long time to reach it.
    (B) There is no earthly reason for me to undertake a long journey to attend his marriage.
    (C) Because his marriage is at a far-off place, I would not be able to undertake such a long journey as it is not justifiable.

    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both A & C
    Only C
    Only C
    Option B

     


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