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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: Over the centuries the face of the earth has become crowded with monuments and memorials.
S6: We must have more space for building new things and developing open countryside.

P: Films, pictures and even miniature models can be made of the relics for posterity interested in knowing about them.
Q: Some people however would contend that antiquity should be preserved for future generations.
R: If they were all to be preserved we will have very little space for other, more useful, things.
S: Personally, I do not agree with their contention.


2. S1: This year many States have been badly affected by the drought situation prevailing in the country.
S6: Either way, it seems the lot of the Indian farmer to be at the mercy of the elements.

P: No better is the situation elsewhere, where floods have ravaged the standing crop.
Q: Though some have been less affected, even these are facing an uphill task in managing the situation.
R: Especially pitiable is the plight of the poor farmer who cannot offord a tubewell to irrigate his land.
S: Here the predicament is more equitable, for everybody's land is similarly submerged under ten feet of water.


3. S1: In the middle of one side of the square sits the Chairman of the committee, the most important person in the room.
S6: From the moment its members meet, it begins to have a sort nebulous life of its own.

P: For a committee is not just a mere collection of individuals.
Q: On him rests much of the responsibility for the success or failure of the committee.
R: While this is happening we have an opportunity to get the 'feel' of this committee.
S: As the meeting opens, he runs briskly through a number of formalities.


4. S1: But Mr. Ford was by no means the inventor of mass production.
S6: When one huge machine began to perform rapidly due operations previously done slowly by hand, the age of mass production was bom.

P: It is difficult, indeed, to say who was.
Q: Brilliant men perfected cotton gins and looms.
R: The inventibn of the steam-engine gave manufacturers the cheap power they needed.
S: When the first large mills for the manufacture of cloth were built, mass production began.


5. S1: Always remember that regular and frequent practice is essential ifyou are to learn to write well.
S6: If you keep your eyes and ears open, you will find plenty of things 'to write about around you to be able to discipline yourself to write.

P: Even with the most famous writers, inspiration is rare.
Q: Writing is 99 percent hard work and one percent inspiration, so the sooner you get into the habit of writing, the better.
R: It is no good waiting until you have an inspiration before you write.
S: You learn to write by writing.



6. S1: The motor car is one of the useful gifts of modern science.
S6: Finally in this age of energy crisis a personal car is an expensive thing.

P: One of these is the smoke and pollution that it creates.
Q: It has made short and medium distance journeys , fast and comfortable.
R: The other is that it has made journey by road hazardous.
S: Yet we can't say that a motor car is a blessing W ithout disadvantages.


7. S1: You live either in a village or a town of India.
S6: India is our motherland.

P: Many villages and towns form a tehsil or a taluka.
Q: There are also some areas in our country called Union Territories.
R: Many tehsils or talukas form a district and many districts form a State.
S: These, together with all the states of our country make India.


8. S1: When you leave your house, concentrate your mind on a subject.
S6: It is idle to pretend that your mind is incapable of concentration.

P: Bring the mind back by the scruff of the neck.
Q: You can not by any chance fail if you persevere.
R: Before you have reached the station you will have brought it back about 40 times.
S: You will not have gone ten yards before your mind has skipped away under your very eyes and is playing round the corner with another subject.


9. S1: Machines have parts made of iron.
S6: When the machine is not in use it should be covered.

P: They must be painted or chrome plated.
Q: Some parts rub against each other.
R: Iron gets rusted.
S: They must be lubricated with oil or grease.


10. S1: Does the arrival of a particular species of migratory birds herald the onset of monsoon?
S6: These birds have been observed to reach India just prior to the rains.

P: They have sighted the pied crested cuckoos, inhabitants of the African continent.
Q: If their belief is correct then the rains are round the comer.
R: Ornithologists at the Bombay National History Society believe so.
S: They normally migrate to the Indian sub-continent just before the monsoon season for breeding.


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