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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: When a boy grows into a young man, he finds himself in a new and strange world.
S6: At this stage of his life he is like a body, without a soul, an eye without light or a Rower without fragrance.

P: The relationship remains but its nature changes.
Q: The emotional ties that he had with them are now loosened.
R: The old pattern of his life in which his parents were the nucleus around which his life revolved now undergoes a change.
S: He finds in himself an emotional void which he must somehow fill.


2. S1: Growing up means not only getting larger, but also using our senses and our brains to become more aware of the things around us.
S6: In other words, we must develop and use our ability to reason, because the destruction or the preservation of the places in which we live depends on us.

P: Not only does he have a memory but he is able to think and reason.
Q: In this, man differs from all other animals.
R: Before we spray our roadside plants or turn sewage into our rivers, we should pause to think what the results of our actions are likely to be.
S: That is to say, he is able to plan what he is going to do in the light of his experience before he does it.


3. S1: A father, having offered to take the baby out in a perambulator, was tempted by the sunny morning to slip into a pub for a glass of beer.
S6: She waited for him, anticipating the white face and quivering lips which would soon appear with the news that the baby had been stolen.

P: Indignant at her husband's behaviour, she decided to teach him a lesson.
Q: She wheeled away the pram.
R: A little later, his wife came by, where to her horror, she discovered her sleeping baby.
S: Leaving the pram outside, he disappeared inside the bar.


4. S1: Of the scholars who compose a university, some may be expected to devote an unbroken leisure to learning, their fellows having the advantage of their knowledge from their conversation, and the world perhaps from their writings.
S6: There classes of persons, then, go to compose a university as we know it - the scholar, the scholar who is also a teacher, and those who come to be taught, the undergraduate.

P: Others, however, will engage themselves to teach as well as to learn.
Q: Those who come to be taught at a university have to provide evidence that they are not merely beginners and not only do they have displayed before them the learning of their teachers, but they are offered a curriculum of study, to be followed by a test and the award of a degree.
R: But here again, it is the special manner of the pedagogic enterprise which distinguishes a university.
S: A place of learning without this could . scarcely be called a university.


5. S1: He took two cigarettes from my case.
S6: Then he continued to draw on it.

P: But when the fit of coughing was over, he replaced it between his lips.
Q: He lit one of them and placed it between the lips.
R: Then with a feeble hand he removed the cigarette.
S: Slowly he took a pull at it and coughed violently.



6. S1: In other words, grammar grows and changeg, and there is no such thing as correct use of English for the past, the present and the future.
S6: All the words that man has invented are divided into eight classes, which are called parts of speech.

P: "The door is broke."
Q: Yet this would have been correct in Shakespeare's time.
R: Today, only an uneducated person would say, "My arm is broke."
S: For example, in Shakespeare's play Hamlet, there is the line.


7. S1: She used to work at the desk next to mine in the office several years ago.
S6: I am glad that their demands have been accepted.

P: But it must have been exasperating that a male sitting beside her was 'doing the same work as she was and being paid more.
Q: She is certain to be still there, in the same old brown suit and fur lined boots.
R: She was as kind as she was efficient.
S: Now she and all her friends have won their long campaign for the justice of equal pay to be recognised.


8. S1: Welcome to Madam Tussaud's.
S6: These life-like, casually posed figures are mere wax statues, though they may look alive.

P: Famous faces, notorious faces haunt these halls; royalty, and world leaders mingling with sports stars and murderers.
Q: But don't expect a~ y responses to your smilesor greetings.
R: Don't be surprised at anything you see here.
S: See how many you can recognise.


9. S1: The mail is first collected from different letter boxes.
S6: Finally it is delivered to us.

P: From there it is sent to the head post office.
Q: It is then sorted out at the sorting office.
R: The mail is again sorted out at the head office by the concerned beat postman.
S: The sorted mail is sent to the zonal post office.


10. S1: Even the newsmen and spectators were not spared.
S6: He fell down, his bleeding eye bulging.

P: A homeguard in the gallery was hit on the face.
Q: They went only inches over the heads of newsmen in the press gallery.
R: Three bludgeons which are hurled missed their mark.
S: This made the scribes run helter - skelter.


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