English: Sentence Connectors Set 3

Directions (1-5): Select the phrase/connector from the given three options which can be used in the beginning (to start the sentence) to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

  1. Madurai junction remained isolated from the national railway network for four days. It came alive on Monday evening after all train services from the city in south and north directions were operated in regular route.
    (i) After remaining isolated from…..
    (ii) Coming alive on Monday Madurai junction……
    (iii) All train services from the city in……
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (iii)
    E) All
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    Option D

    After remaining isolated from the national railway network for four days, Madurai junction came alive on Monday evening after all train services from the city in south and north directions were operated in regular route.
    All train services from the city in south and north direction were operated in regular route in Madurai junction as it came alive on Monday evening after remaining isolated from the national railway network for four days.
  2. Two jawans of the Assam Rifles were killed by militants. This is the first attack on security forces in the northeast by militants this year.
    (i) Killing by militants……
    (ii) Assam rifles security forces…..
    (iii) In the first attack on security…..
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (iii)
    E) None
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    Option C

    In the first attack on security forces in the northeast by militants this year, two jawans were killed.
  3. Two people succumbed to injuries after being gored by bulls in Jallikattu. This comes a day after Tamil Nadu Governor promulgated an Ordinance for Jallikattu.
    (i) Coming a day after…..
    (ii) A day after Tamil Nadu …….
    (iii) Injured by bulls…..
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) All
    E) None
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    Option B

    A day after Tamil Nadu Governor promulgated an Ordinance for Jallikattu, two people succumbed to injury after being gorged by bulls.
  4. The UK government is set to announce a £170 million project to set up a special maths and technology institutes. It is a part of post-Brexit plan.
    (i) A special maths and technology……
    (ii) Announcement of a £170 million project…..
    (iii) As a part of post-Brexit…..
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (ii)
    E) Both (ii) and (iii)
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    Option C

    As a part of post-Brexit plan, the UK government is set to announce a £170 million project to set up a special maths and technology institutes.
  5. The new banks are offering higher rates on savings deposits than those of commercial banks. Their lending rates would also be higher than those of commercial banks.
    (i) While the new banks are offering…..
    (ii) Higher rates on savings deposits…..
    (iii) The lower interest rates of commercial banks……
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (ii)
    E) None
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    Option A

    While the new banks are offering higher rates on savings deposits, their lending rates would also be higher than those of commercial banks.

Directions (6-10): Select the connectors which can connect the two sentences given in each of the following question.

  1. Statement :
    1. This hotel has the best rooms in town.
    2. Its staff are quite rude.
    (i) However
    (ii) Even though
    (iii) Apart
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) All three
    E) None
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    Option A

    This hotel has the vest rooms in town however, its staff are quite rude.
    However is used to introduce a statement which is in contradiction to the previously said statement.
  2. Statement :
    1. Sachin Tendulkar made a century.
    2. He was not well.
    (i) Even though
    (ii) However
    (iii) Although
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (iii)
    E) All
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    Option D

    Even though/Although – used for despite/in spite of.
    Even though Sachin Tendulkar was not well, he made a century OR Sachin Tendulkar made a century Even though he was not well. (Notice that when Even though is used in the first statement then the second statement must begin with a comma(,) however there is no need of comma when even though is used in second statement)
    Alhough Sachin Tendulkar was not well, he made a century OR Sachin Tendulkar made a century Although he was not well.
  3. Statement :
    1. Cricketers’ salary has risen substantially.
    2. Ground staffs’ pay has actually fallen.
    (i) Whereas
    (ii) On the one hand…… On the other hand
    (iii) Despite
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (ii)
    E) All
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    Option D

    Whereas – used for comparing two things, people, situations etc and showing that there is an important difference between them
    Cricketers’ salary has risen substantially whereas ground staffs’ pay has actually fallen.
    On the one hand Cricketers’ salary has risen substantially on the other hand ground staffs’ pay has actually fallen.
  4. Statement :
    1. He is clever.
    2. He is handsome.
    (i) Moreover
    (ii) Therefore
    (iii) Furthermore
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (iii)
    E) All
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    Option D

    Moreover and Furthermore – besides/in addition to – both are Conjunctive Adverbs. When conjunctive adverb connects two independent clauses in one sentence, it is preceded by a semicolon and followed by a comma.
    Example : He is clever; moreover, he is handsome AND He is clever ;furthermore, he is handsome.
    If a conjunctive adverb is used in any other position in a sentence, it is set off by commas.
    Example : Moreover, it has been obserbed that boiling the water kills the germ.
  5. Statement :
    1. This food is very tasty.
    2. That food is quite tasteless.
    (i) While
    (ii) Whereas
    (iii) yet
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Both (i) and (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (ii)
    E) Both (ii) and (iii)
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    Option D

    This food is very tasty whereas that food is quite tasteless.
    This food is very tasty while that food is quite tasteless.

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