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Sentence Rearrangement Solved Practice Set 6

Practice Set 6: Sentence Rearrangement (Solved)

1. Rose was lonely in the house.
P. She was very good at that.
Q. She sat all day in a room on the terrace.
R. She would sit on the rug and do her reading and writing.
S. It was a little room with nothing but a bed and a rug.
6. It was the only thing she had learnt from the convent.

A) QRSP     B) RSPQ     C) QSRP       D) PSQR

1. “As a matter of fact”, said the boy modestly, “I’m a spaceman.”
P. “You can’t see it from here.”
Q. ‘From another planet.’
R. ‘I’m a spaceman’, he said again.
S. John and George stared at the boy.
6. John gasped; George gave a shout of laughter.

A) PSRQ     B) QPSR     C) RQPS      D) SRQP

1. A poor woman lost her only son.
P. He asked her to bring mustard seed from a house where no death had ever taken place.
Q. As Buddha wanted her to understand that death is inevitable.
R. She could not find such a house.
S. She came to Buddha to bring her son back to life.
6. The woman understood the message of Buddha.

A) SPQR     B) SQPR     C) RSPQ       D) SRPQ

1. Don’t ask what we are doing this time.
P. On other occasions we have time in hand.
Q. It is difficult to say if the programme can be put up at all.
R. This time we are not only facing a lack of time but of resources as well.
S. I am losing confidence gradually, so please see what you can do for us.
6. We don’t want to give up trying.

A) PRQS     B) RQSP     C) QSRP      D) QRPS

1. It is now five in the evening.
P. And so it will bear away another child.
Q. Soon it will be six and it will be time.
R. I have to unveil the truth; I have to end the injustices committed by the shadow.
S. The shadow will then come in darkness.
6. The shadow must be defeated.

A) PSRQ     B) SQRP     C) QSPR      D) PRQS

1. “Mother do you love me?” she asked.
P. She then looked into her mother’s tear-filled eyes out of impatience for a reply.
Q. She kept waiting but her mother did not speak.
R. Then, she understood what words the mother’s eyes spoke and the reason for her silence.
S. She got no direct reply and grew restless.
6. She climbed slowly on to her mother’s lap.

A) PRQS     B) QSRP     C) SQPR       D) RQPS

1. In the early 1920’s, settlers came to Alaska looking for gold.
P. Today, people use it to get from place to place.
Q. The trail they used to travel inland is known today as the Iditarod trail.
R. They travelled by boat, to Seward and Krik and from there by land into the gold fields.
S. The Iditarod trail quickly became a major thoroughfare in Alaska.
6. In the winters, the only means of travel down this trail is by dog sledge.

A) PSQR     B) RQSP     C) PQRS       D) QRSP

1. There was a large gathering at the party.
P. I too wore a brand new gold jacket.
Q. My black leather shoes were shining.
R. It matched well with my new pair of faded stone washed pants.
S. Everybody had put-on new colourful clothes.
6. They had been polished.

A) SRPQ     B) RPQS     C) SPRQ       D) PQSR

1. There was nobody in the market at that time of the night.
P. Added to that it had been raining incessantly.
Q. The night was darker than usual.
R. All shops were closed.
S. The atmosphere was heavy.
6. The stars disappeared from the sky and it made the night heavier.

A) PQRS     B) QPRS     C) SRPQ       D) RQPS

1. The fame of Bacon as a creative writer rests mainly on his essays.
P. The term is derived from ‘essai’.
Q. It may be perhaps desirable to write something on ‘Essay’.
R. ‘Essai’ means experiment, attempt.
S. The essay covers an enormous range of composition.
6. In style the essay is often self revelatory and illustrative.

A) PQRS     B) QPRS     C) RPSQ       D) SPRQ

Answer Keys

1. C 2. D 3. B 4. A 5. C 6. C 7. B 8. C 9. D 10. B

Solution with explanation

1. Option ‘C’ (QSRP). LONELY means sad because you are alone and feel that nobody loves you or cares about you, so our first choice can’t be option ‘D’ as one can’t be GOOD AT BEING SAD. Though the first choice can be R, the sentence at Q doesn’t fit anywhere then, hence option ‘B’ is also rejected. Now according to the remaining valid options we have to choose from R and S. We see the existence of RUG has been mentioned in sentence at S, and its use at R, so it should be S after Q.

2. Option ‘D’ (SRQP). Pronoun YOU is for nouns JOHN and GEORGE, so P can’t be used before S, means pair PS is incorrect. Therefore all options ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ are rejected.

3. Option ‘B’ (SQPR). You see PR is making a good pair because of the use of noun HOUSE, in P she is asked to bring something from a house; in R she fails to find such a house. Pair PR is only available in option ‘B’.

4. Option ‘A’ (PRQS). You see PR is making a good pair. In P we have time, but in R we are facing a lack of time. Pair PR is only available in option ‘A’.

5. Option ‘C’ (QSPR). Q should be our first choice. BEAR AWAY = transport something into a new location or state. You know a shadow is an image produced by a body, means a new body comes into existence. Here IT WILL BE TIME means as soon as it will be six the sun will appear producing a shadow.  It’s a stanza of a poem it seems.

7. Option ‘B’ (RQSP). R should be our first choice. 1 tells us the settlers came for gold, R says they went straight to the gold field.

9. Option ‘D’ (RQPS). P says it had been raining; S says the atmosphere was heavy, means right combination of PS. This pair you see is only available in option ‘D’.

10. Option ‘B’ (QPRS). Combination of PR is good. But this pair is available in two options. According to them we have to choose either Q or S as our next choice. Sentences at P and R saying description of the term ESSAY. S also is doing the same, therefore option ‘B’ is correct.

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