English: Sentence Connectors Set 34 (SBI PO Mains 2017 Pattern)

Directions(1-10): 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

    Only (i)
    Only (ii)
    Only (iii)
    All three
    None
    Option A
    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

    Only (i)
    Only (ii)
    Only (iii)
    Both (i) and (iii)
    All
    Option D
    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

    Only (i)
    Only (ii)
    Only (iii)
    Both (i) and (ii)
    All
    Option D
    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

    Only (i)
    Only (ii)
    Only (iii)
    Both (i) and (iii)
    All
    Option D
    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

    Only (i)
    Only (ii)
    Both (i) and (iii)
    Both (i) and (ii)
    Both (ii) and (iii)
    Option D
    Option D
    This food is very tasty whereas that food is quite tasteless.
    This food is very tasty while that food is quite tasteless.

     

  6. Statement:
    1. Tom is ambitious.
    2. His brother is quite the reverse.
    (i) since
    (ii) either- or
    (iii) whereas

    (i) & (ii)
    (i), (ii) and (iii)
    Only (ii)
    Only (iii)
    Only (i)
    Option D
    Tom is ambitious whereas his brother is quite the reverse.

     

  7. Statement:
    1.You must work hard.
    2.You will not win.
    (i) whether – or
    (ii) otherwise
    (iii) no sooner -than

    (i) & (ii)
    (i), (ii) and (iii)
    Only (ii)
    Only (iii)
    Only (i)
    Option C
    You must work hard otherwise you will not win.

     

  8. Statement:
    1.My father hardly received any formal education.
    2.He went on to become a great leader.
    (i) who
    (ii) that
    (iii) whichever

    (i) & (ii)
    (i), (ii) and (iii)
    Only (ii)
    Only (iii)
    Only (i)
    Option E
    My father, who hardly received any formal education, went on to become a great leader.

     

  9. Statement:
    1. We’ve known each other for a long time.
    2. We are not very good friends.
    (i) although
    (ii) along with
    (iii) but

    (i) & (ii)
    (i), (ii) and (iii)
    Only (ii)
    Only (iii)
    Only (i)
    Option E
    Although we’ve known each other for a long time, we are not very good friends’.

     

  10. Statement:
    1. The teachers were present at the meeting.
    2. The headmaster was present at the meeting.
    (i) while
    (ii) as well as
    (iii) even though

    (i) & (ii)
    Only (i)
    Only (ii)
    Only (iii)
    (i), (ii) and (iii)
    Option C
    The teachers, as well as the headmaster, were present at the meeting

     


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