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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 commonest form of forgetfulness, I suppose, occurs in the matter of posting letters.
S6: Weary of holding it in my hand, I then put it for safety into one of my pockets and forget all about it.

P: So common is it that I am always reluctant to trust a departing visitor to post an important letter.
Q: As for myself, anyone who asks me to post a letter is a poor judge of character.
R: Even if I carry the letter in my hand I am always past the first pillar box before I remember that I ought to have posted it.
S: So little I rely on his mem?,ry that I put him on his oath before handing the letter to him.


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: 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.


4. S1: The role of the precious yellow metal is undergoing a dramatic change.
S6: Again, it would not be an economic proposition to buy and sell gold ornaments as an instrument of investment as buying would be costlier and selling will be at a discount.

P: In developing countries like India, where gold is used mainly for ornaments, a distinct change in attitude is in the offing.
Q: Slowly, the use of gold in the form of ornaments will be on the decline and even if gold prices shoot up, women folk would not like to sell off their ornaments.
R: The yellow metal will soon be treated as an investment instrument.
S: The maxim, "Larger the gold reserves, richer the country" will not hold good for a long time.


5. S1: There are examinations at school which a pupil can pass by cramming the texts.
S6: Thus, reading, reflection and experience are the three stages in, gaining spiritual knowledge.

P: But for spiritual knowledge mere memory of holy texts will be of no use in passing the texts.
Q: One can score in them by the power of memory.
R: A competent guru alone can provide the necessary guidance to an earnest disciple.
S: What the text says has to be reflected upon and experienced by the speaker.



6. S1: American private lives may seem shallow.
S6: This would not happen in China, he said.

P: Students would walk away with books they had not paid for.
Q: A Chinese journalist commented on a curious institution: the library.
R: Their public morality, however, impressed visitors.
S: But in general they returned them.


7. S1: We must learn to depend on ourselves caid not to look to others for help every time we are in trouble.
S6: A country's freedom can be preserved only by her own strength and self - reliance.

P: We should not. forget that those who lean too much on others tend to become weak and helpless.
Q: Certainly we want to make friends with the rest of the world.
R: We welcome help and cooperation from every quarter, but we must depend primarily on our own resources.
S: We also seek the goodwill and cooperation of all those who reside in this country, whatever their race or nationality.


8. S1: The future beckons to us.
S6: There is no resting for anyone of us till we redeem our pledge in full.

P: In fact we have hard work ahead.
Q: Where do we go and what shall be our endeavour?
R: We shall also have to fight and end poverty, ignorance and disease.
S: It will be to bring freedom and opportunity to the common man.


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: There was once a Persian king called Shahryar who had a beautiful wife.
S6: After one day's marriage he would cut off her head and marry again.

P: When. the King discovered this he killed her.
Q: He gave orders that he was to be provided with a new wife every day
R: He loved her very much, but she was a wicked woman.
S: He decided that all women were wicked and that he would punish them.


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