Sentence Re-arrangement (PQRS) for SSC CGL tier 2
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Shuffling of sentence parts & Shuffling of sentences in a passage (PQRS) For SSC CGL Mains
Directions: In question the given questions the first and the last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 to 6.The rest of the passage is split into 4 parts P, Q, R and S.These four parts are not given in the proper order.Read the sentence and find out which of the four combinations is correct.Then find the correct answer and show it by blackening the appropriate oval in the answer sheet.
1 It is often said that lightning never strikes twice in the same place,
P Go ask the forest rangers.
Q But this isn’t true.
R They will tell you that every thundershower brings several bolts of lightning to their lookout stations.
S Rangers spend their summers as fire-fighters.
6 So lightning does strike twice in the same place.
1 Costs were low that year.
P There was a good person for each job and the market remained firm.
Q The output was also high.
R There were no losses from fire also.
S Thankfully no market fluctuations caused havoc.
6 All in all it was the best years in the history of the company.
1 Make sure your glasses fit well.
P Take your glasses for adjustments to the place you bought them.
Q Keep your glasses in a case when you’re not wearing them.
R The earpieces should be at eye level and don’t try to adjust the earpieces yourself.
S This will prevent scratches.
6 Keep the glasses clean and a soft cloth is best for cleaning.
1 There is a common belief that while the dog is man’s best friend, the coyote is his worst enemy.
P Provided valuable farm animals are protected, the coyote will often free the property of other animals, like rabbits, which are ruinous to crops and certain trees.
Q It hunts at night and is particularly destructive to sheep, young pigs, and poultry.
R The bad reputation of the coyote traces back to his fondness for small animals.
S Yet it is sometimes wise to encourage coyotes.
6 It is especially beneficial in keeping down the rodent population.
1 In earlier days those who had overseas business which they believed should be discussed personally,took ship and set out across the sea.
P Once aboard they transacted their affairs, engaging in commercial and social matters or conducting government business.
Q And airplanes soar overhead.
R But above them all, words speed through the sky – telephone conversations quickly bring together in the most personal fashion people who are separated by thousands of miles.
S Today ships and passengers continue to sail the seven seas.
6 So distance is not a factor now.
1 We should try to use the car as little as possible.
P The exercise will surely be good for us.
Q It’s good for the muscles.
R We should go to the shops on foot and get what we want.
S We should even sometimes cycle to work.
6 Another suggestion is that we should have, at least in big cities, one day without cars.
1 Every year, we see more and more cars on our roads.
P In other countries, people are trying to reduce the amount of oil and petrol they use.
Q As they are aware that it pollutes the atmosphere and causes global warming.
R Many of them have very big engines which use a lot of petrol and produce a lot of pollution.
S They do this by driving smaller cars and by using public transport, or even walking.
6 I think it’s time we started to reduce our fuel consumption.
1 Paragraphs are a form of written communication.
P Each sentence in a paragraph “talks about” or develops one single main idea.
Q If your paragraph does this, it is said to have unity.
R In addition, each sentence in a paragraph must be tied to the one before and after it, like links in
a chain, by using special words called transitions.
S It should contain a minimum of five sentences.
6 If your paragraph contains these links, it is said to have coherence.
1 Riding a bike can give you lots of good exercise everyday.
P When somebody stole my bike, I was heartbroken, but the police found it two days later.
Q I use my bike to get to work every day.
R I take my bike to get groceries also.
S I often ride my bike out to the country on week-ends just for a change of scene.
6 Without my bike, I wouldn’t get any exercise at all.
1 First, I have never met a German shepherd whose intelligence wasn’t above average.
P In addition, German shepherds are dedicated
to their owners.
Q They can learn how to turn door knobs, follow a trail, or identify illegal substances.
R My dog Max waits patiently at the end of
the driveway every night until I come home.
S Not even a juicy bone will tempt him to move.
6 Finally, he is usually suspicious of all strangers, so he barks or growls when anything or anyone unknown is near his family.
1 Canoeing is the best way to relax and relieve your stress.
P Canoeing has its most soothing effect when you can lie back in the middle of a deserted lake and stare up at nothing more complicated than a bright cloudless sky.
Q Canoeing always makes you feel comfortable with your life.
R Gliding across a still lake on a summer day, nothing but silence and bird songs will break the quiet and interrupt your thoughts.
S In addition, the slow rhythmic strokes of the paddle can help you unwind so that all your troubles will fade into the background.
6 No wonder canoeing makes me feel so good.
1 Be kind to the environment
P First, because they are light weight and compact, a meal for five or six people weighs under a kilogram
and takes up very little space in a backpack.
Q Second, hotdogs can be prepared over a small fast fire.
R Take a hot dog for lunch.
S The humble wiener makes a great back country meal for hikers.
6 The small amount of firewood required can be gathered near the path without trampling large areas of the delicate forest floor.
1 Is there anything better than homemade bread?
P After it’s out of the oven, the dark, golden crust makes the first crunchy slice a treat to bite into.
Q When it’s almost baked, the warm, nutty smell fills the house and brings everyone into the kitchen.
R The middle section dripping with lots of butter and fresh
S The third, but most wonderful thing about homemade bread is its soft middle section
6 Freshly baked bread is a delicious treat.
1 My grandfather has always been my favourite person.
P He respects what I have to say and listens to my suggestions.
Q When I was just ten, he started to show me how to fix cars, and now I know enough to help him in his garage.
R Since I was very little he has always taken me fishing with him, and he taught me everything I know about catching salmon.
S Most of all, my grandad has always spent lots of time talking to me.
6 I love to be with my grandfather, a man who has a special place in my life.
1 If it were up to me, I would outlaw three foods.
P Then, there’s spinach, a slimy green leaf that makes my mouth feel funny.
Q The food I dislike the most is liver.
R First, there’s oatmeal porridge.
S It’s thick and sticks to my spoon like glue.
6 I can’t stand the smell, and it feels like a cup of sand in my mouth.
1 D 2 C 3 B 4 A 5 D 6 A 7 C 8 B 9 B 10 B
11 C 12 A 13 C 14 A 15 D
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