Directions: Kindly read the directions given with each of the questions and answer the questions given below:
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Directions: In the following questions two statements have been given with connectors given below. You have to select that option which could connect both the sentences and make them grammatically and contextually correct.

Harry squelched along the deserted corridor.
He came across somebody who looked just as preoccupied as he was.

I. As    
II. And   
III. But   
IV. Nevertheless
» Explain it
C
The sentence given here shows a sequence or coherence. As Harry passed by the corridor he saw somebody. There is no contradiction between the statements. Thus use of ‘But’ is inappropriate here. Thus choice III gets eliminated and option A as well.

Choice IV ‘Nevertheless’ is contextually not making any sense. This makes option D and E incorrect.

Now left with ‘as’ and ‘and’. ‘As’ is very much appropriate here to denote the coherence of the events of passing by and looking someone.

As Harry squelched along the deserted corridor he came across somebody who looked just as preoccupied as he was.

Similarly ‘and’ can also be used to connect the sentences, as it carry forwards the flow of the event.

Harry squelched along the deserted corridor and came across somebody who looked just as preoccupied as he was.

As both connectors given as choices I and II are fitting well.

Hence option C is correct.
 
2
Directions: In the following questions two statements have been given with connectors given below. You have to select that option which could connect both the sentences and make them grammatically and contextually correct.

Journalistic freedom is inextricably and inalienably linked to good practices.
Some media houses publicize pointless news just to gain more TRP ratings.

I. Even though  
II. Yet  
III. But   
IV. Because
» Explain it
D
Both the statements show contradiction. On one hand, first statement signifies journalism as indistinguishably attached to good practices. On the other hand, second statement talks about the malpractices in one of the branches of journalism i.e. Electronic media.

‘Because’ is used to define a reason, thus in contextual here.
All other choices connect the sentences very well.

Even though Journalistic freedom is inextricably and inalienably linked to good practices, some media houses publicize pointless news just to gain more TRP ratings.

Journalistic freedom is inextricably and inalienably linked to good practices yet some media houses publicize pointless news just to gain more TRP ratings.

Journalistic freedom is inextricably and inalienably linked to good practices but some media houses publicize pointless news just to gain more TRP ratings.

Hence option D is correct.
 
3
Directions: In the following questions two statements have been given with connectors given as options. You have to select that option which could connect both the sentences and make them grammatically and contextually correct.

Sharan and Ram started their game very well.
They lost against Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in an exhilarating match.
» Explain it
C
Here the two statements show contradiction. The first statements talks about the good play and second statements tells about losing the play.

Evidently option D which consist ‘and’ and ‘so’ gets eliminated.

Option B- ‘since’ is absurd to be used here.

Option E- ‘because’ is used to describe a reason but here nothing such is mentioned. Hence is incorrect.

Option A- ‘therefore’ signifies the concluding effect in an sentence. Here we cannot see any such reasoning. If one started off very well then one has to win. So use of ‘therefore’ is incorrect here.

Option C- Both the connectors ‘however’ and ‘despite’ connect the sentence without changing the context and grammar.
Sharan and Ram started their game very well however they lost against Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in an exhilarating match.

Despite starting the game very well Sharan and Ram lost against Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in an exhilarating match.

Hence option C is correct.
 
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Directions: In the following questions two statements have been given with connectors given as options. You have to select that option which could connect both the sentences and make them grammatically and contextually correct.

Too much is at stake for not only the nearly 11.3 million undocumented workers.
It’s at stake for the nearly 1.5 million temporary foreign workers.
» Explain it
A
Here both the statements are co-related. As they show the same concern for undocumented as well as foreign workers.

Also, use of ‘not only’ implies the use of conjunction ‘but also’ here, as they are the correlative conjunctions.

Too much is at stake for not only the nearly 11.3 million undocumented workers but also for the nearly 1.5 million temporary foreign workers.
 
Hence option A is correct.
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Directions: In the following question a connector is given followed by a set of three statements. You have to select that option which states those statements which can be connected using the connector and are grammatically and contextually correct.

While

I. The close personal equation between the two leaders was evident throughout the visit.

II. With a relationship that is more open, India has also decided to have a more honest conversation with Israel on the peace process this time.

III. The Modi-Netanyahu meeting in July 2017 had practically brushed aside the Israel-Palestine peace process.
» Explain it
B
While is used to denote contradictory statements.
Here statement I and II emphasizes same point i.e. the relationship between India and Israel.

While there is a conflict in statements II and III, as in statement II, it is said to have an honest conversation on Israel-Palestine process this time. Whereas in statement III, a past instance is mentioned where both the leaders disregarded or ignored the said peace process.

Thus statements II and III can be connected through the given conjunction.

With a relationship that is more open, India has also decided to have a more honest conversation with Israel on the peace process this time while the Modi-Netanyahu meeting in July 2017 had practically brushed aside the Israel-Palestine peace process.

Hence option B is correct.
 

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