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 as options. You have to select that option which could connect both the sentences and make them grammatically and contextually correct.

I. Higher interest rates make equity investments unattractive as it weighs on earnings growth.
II. Higher interest rates lead to tightening of earnings yield spread over bond yields.
» Explain it
A
Both the statements talk about the effects of the same thing i.e. higher interest rates. We need connectors that can portray this relationship.

Option B: Even though is incorrect.

Option C: Least does not fit in.

Option D: Otherwise does not fit in.

Only option A fits in well:

I.  Not only do higher interest rates make equity investments unattractive as it weighs on earnings growth, they lead to tightening of earnings yield spread over bond yields.

II. Higher interest rates make equity investments unattractive as it weighs on earnings growth besides tightening of earnings yield spread over bond yields.

Thus, option A 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.

I. Instead of confiscating all properties belonging to a fugitive economic offender, a prudent step would be to quantify the outstanding loan amount.
II. Only those properties must be confiscated that have been acquired through proceeds of crime.
» Explain it
C
Statement A talks about a situation while statement B talks about dealing with it in an appropriate manner.

Option A: Too does not fit in.

Option B:  Neither fits in.

Option D: Neither fits in.

Only Option C fits in:

I. Instead of confiscating all properties belonging to a fugitive economic offender, a prudent step would be to quantify the outstanding loan amount and accordingly, only those properties must be confiscated that have been acquired through proceeds of crime.

II. Instead of confiscating all properties belonging to a fugitive economic offender, a prudent step would be to quantify the outstanding loan amount and hence, only those properties must be confiscated that have been acquired through proceeds of crime.

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.

I. GDP measures income but fails to measure poverty, income inequality, health and quality of life.
II. GDP has become the single most important tool for Governments, financial institutions and policymakers since its inception in the 1930s.
» Explain it
D
The two statements above are contradicting in nature and hence need the correct connectors to convey this relationshiop.

Option A: moreover is used between complementing statements and is incorrect.

Option B: Thus is used to conclude something and is incorrect.

Option C: For one thing is used to elaborate on the second statement and does not fit in here.

Only option D fits in:

I. GDP measures income but fails to measure poverty, income inequality, health and quality of life nevertheless, GDP has become the single most important tool for Governments, financial institutions and policymakers since its inception in the 1930s.

II. Although GDP has become the single most important tool for Governments, financial institutions and policymakers since its inception in the 1930s, it measures income but fails to measure poverty, income inequality, health and quality of life.

Hence, option D 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.

I. The GIFT City has already attracted close to $2 billion in real estate investment
II. It is expected that this number could rise to nearly $11 billion.
» Explain it
C
Both the statements talk about the same subject over a different time period- present and future. We need appropriate connectors to depict this.

Option A: This talks about the past and present and is incorrect.

Option B: immediately does not fit in.

Option D: Even so is incorrect.

Only option C fits in:

I. The GIFT City has already attracted close to $2 billion in real estate investment and eventually, it is expected that this number could rise to nearly $11 billion.

II. The GIFT City has already attracted close to $2 billion in real estate investment and in time, it is expected that this number could rise to nearly $11 billion.

Hence, option C is correct.
 
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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.

I. Determining the sex of a fetus has been banned since 1994.
II. Parents wanting sons have continued to find ways to abort girls.

a. Although
b. In spite of
c. Yet
d. Equally
» Explain it
D
Both statements convey contradicting points.

Equally does not fit in here as it is used where the statements complement each othet.

The other connectors fit in well and are used to convey contradicting things.

I. Although determining the sex of a fetus has been banned since 1994, parents wanting sons have continued to find ways to abort girls.

II. In spite of determining the sex of a fetus being banned since 1994, parents wanting sons have continued to find ways to abort girls.

III. Determining the sex of a fetus has been banned since 1994 yet, parents wanting sons have continued to find ways to abort girls.


Thus, option D is correct.