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Ordering of Sentences
Directions:In the following items each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentence are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q R and S. You are required to find out the proper sequence of the four sentences.


1. S1: The study of speech disorders due to brain injury suggests that patients can think without having adequate control over their language.
S6: How they manage to do this we do not know.

P: But they succeed in playing games of chess.
Q: Some patients, for example, fail to find the names of objects presented to them.
R: They can even use the concepts needed for chess playing, though they are unable to express many of the concepts in ordinary language.
S: They even find it difficult to interpret long written notices.


2. S1: There is nothing strange in the fact that so many foreign students should wish to learn English.
S6: This key will open to him whatever is valuable in the literature of the world.

P: If any valuable book is written in another language, an English translation of it is sure to be speedily published.
Q: Anyone who masters the English tongue acquires a key.
R: Most books found to be generally useful are written in English.
S: The English speaking people want no monopoly of knowledge.


3. S1: Today the earth has many satellites besides the moon.
S6: As a result, they travel in an orbit round the earth.

P: But the pull of the earth keeps them from doing so.
Q: The artificial satellites do not fall because they are going too fast to do so.
R: They are artificial satellites made by man and very much smaller than the man.
S: As they speed along, they tend to go.straight off into space.


4. S1: There is no transportation system in any city that can compare in efficiency with the circulatory system of the body.
S6: Arteries are blood vessels in which blood is going away from the heart.

P: The larger one goes from the heart to the various other parts of the body.
Q: If you will imagine two systems of pipes, one large and one small, both meeting at a central pumping station, you'll have an idea of the circulatory system.
R: These pipes are called arteries, veins and capillaries.
S: The smaller system of pipes goes from the hbart to the lungs and back.


5. S1: We must never allow ourselves to lapse into the evil habit of borrowing money from others.
S6: We must not confuse money lending with generosity.

P: We must work hard and earn money, enough for our wants.
Q: Even if we are fortunate enough to possess surplus wealth, we should take care not to lend out money indiscriminately.
R: If borrowing is bad, lending is worse.
S: Borrowing of a habitual nature prevents us from being industrious:



6. S1: There is a touching story of Professor Hardy visiting Ramanujan as he lay desperately ill in hospital at Putney.
S6: It is the lowest number that can be expressed in two different ways as the sum of two cubes."

P: "No Hardy, that is not a dull number in the very least.
Q: Hardy, who was a very shy man, could not find the words for his distress.
R: It was 1729.
S: The best he could do, as he got to the bedside was : "I say, Ramanujan,, I thought the number of the taxi I came down in was a very dull number.


7. S1: Savita was lonely in the house.
S6: It was the only thing she had learnt from the Convent School.

P: She was very good at that.
Q: She sat all day in a little room off the main drawing room.
R: She would sit on the rug and do needle work.
S: It was a little room with nothing in it but a few chairs and a rug.


8. S1: Your letter was a big relief.
S6: But don't forget to bring chocolate for Geeta.

P: How did your exams go?
Q: After your result, you must come here for a week.
R: You hadn't written for over a month.
S: I am sure you will come out with flying colours.


9. S1: Some old people are oppressed by the fear of death.
S6: Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea and painlessly lose their individual being.

P: An individual human existence should be like a river-small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past boulders and over waterfalls.
Q: In the young there is a justification for this feeling.
R: Young men who have reason to fear that they will be killed in battle may justifiably feel bitter in the thought that they have been cheated of the best thing that life has to offer.
S: But in the old man who has known human joys and sorrows, the fear of death is somewhat object and ignoble, and the best way to overcome it is to make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal.


10. S1: A man handed a pair of trousers to the departmental store-clerk and said, "I'd like these altered, please".
S6: Triumphantly he put the trousers and the receipt on the counter and said, "I'd like to have these altered, please."

P: He said that free alteration is not possible without a receipt.
Q: The man said, "Okay, I'd like to return the trousers". The clerk took them back and returned his money.
R: The man*pushed the money and, said, "Now I want to buy them". The clerk put the trousers in a bag, issued a receipt and handed him both.
S: The clerk -asked for the sales receipt but after searching his pockets the man replied that he had lost it.


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