Sentence Connectors Exercises PDF at Smartkeeda | Sentence Connectors Quiz 6

Directions: Kindly read the directions given with each of the questions and answer the questions given below:
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Directions: Select the phrase/connector out of three phrases/connectors given as (a), (b) and (c) which can be used in the beginning (to start the sentence) to form a single sentence from the two or three statements given while implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

I. Indian media has been covering news reports about terror attacks in Afghanistan.

II. It is imperative that Pakistan’s proxy war in Afghanistan be highlighted much more prominently, Afghanistan being our strategic partner.

a. While Indian media ………..

b. Afghanistan being our strategic partner ………….

c. Despite Indian media …………
 
» Explain it
A
If we read the sentences carefully, we can observe that the statement II simply suggests India to go ahead expose Pakistan while covering news report about terror attacks in Afghanistan as stated in statement I. Applying the elimination technique, let’s check the relevance of each of the options one by one.
 
Possibility 1. 

While Indian media has been covering news reports about terror attacks in Afghanistan, It is imperative that Pakistan’s proxy war in Afghanistan be highlighted much more prominently, Afghanistan being our strategic partner.

Clearly, the above synthesis is both grammatically and contextually correct and keeps the flow intact. This hence eliminates option B.

Possibility 2.

Afghanistan being our strategic partner, it is imperative that Pakistan’s proxy war in Afghanistan be highlighted much more prominently, Indian media has been covering news reports about terror attacks in Afghanistan.

Clearly, we can observe that the above formation doesn’t make a coherent synthesis. Hence, this eliminates option C as well.

Possibility 3.

Despite Indian media has been covering news reports about terror attacks in Afghanistan, it is imperative that Pakistan’s proxy war in Afghanistan be highlighted much more prominently, Afghanistan being our strategic partner.

Though the above construction looks fine at the first glance, it is not logical in the context.

Clearly, option A is the correct answer.
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Directions: Select the phrase/connector out of three phrases/connectors given as (a), (b) and (c) which can be used in the beginning (to start the sentence) to form a single sentence from the two or three statements given while implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

I. It is essential to allow content to be delivered to students in order to expand domain of their knowledge. 
 
II. India has limited infrastructure for reading facilities in libraries.
 
a. Keeping in mind limited …………..
 
b. As India …………….
 
c. Allowing content …………….
» Explain it
D
While statement I states the necessity of the delivery of content, statement II points to the limited infrastructure for reading facilities in India.

Applying the elimination technique, let’s check the relevance of each of the options one by one.

Possibility 1. 

Keeping in mind limited infrastructure for reading facilities in libraries in India, It is essential to allow content to be delivered to students in order to expand domain of their knowledge.

Clearly, the above synthesis is both grammatically and contextually correct and keeps the flow going.

This eliminates options B and C.

Possibility 2.

As India has limited infrastructure for reading facilities in libraries, it is essential to allow content to be delivered to students in order to expand domain of their knowledge.

This formation also implies the intended meaning and is both grammatically and contextually correct.

Possibility 3.

Allowing content to be delivered to students in order to expand domain of their knowledge, India has limited infrastructure for reading facilities in libraries.

Though the above construction is grammatically correct yet it doesn’t make a coherent sentence.

Option D is hence the correct answer. 
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Directions: Select the phrase/connector out of three phrases/connectors given as (a), (b) and (c) which can be used in the beginning (to start the sentence) to form a single sentence from the two or three statements given while implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

I. The UAE has involvement in conflicts across the region, both openly in Yemen and in Syria.
 
II. Its rulers have possibly realised the need to squeeze more revenue out of every barrel of oil.
 
a. In spite of the UAE ……………
 
b. Since the UAE’s rulers ……………
 
c. Given the UAE’s ……………..
» Explain it
C
In the given statements, statement I depicts the UAE’s involvement in conflicts across the region and statement II statement states a possible effect.

Applying the elimination technique, let’s check the relevance of each of the options one by one.

Possibility 1.

In spite of the UAE has involvement in conflicts across the region, both openly in Yemen and in Syria, its rulers have possibly realised the need to squeeze more revenue out of every barrel of oil.

Though the synthesis made above looks fine, it doesn’t not however keeps the flow intact. This eliminates options A and D.

Possibility 2.

Since the UAE’s rulers have possibly realised the need to squeeze more revenue out of every barrel of oil, it has involvement in conflicts across the region, both openly in Yemen and in Syria.

Once again an example of a grammatical correct formation but it too doesn’t make any sense here. This eliminates option B as well.
 
Possibility 3

Given the UAE’s involvement in conflicts across the region, both openly in Yemen and in Syria, its rulers have possibly realised the need to squeeze more revenue out of every barrel of oil.

Clearly, the above synthesis is both grammatically and logically correct and keeps the chain of thoughts intact.

Option C is hence the correct answer.
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Directions: Select the phrase/connector out of three phrases/connectors given as (a), (b) and (c) which can be used in the beginning (to start the sentence) to form a single sentence from the two or three statements given while implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

I. Banks in India have embraced technological change.
 
II. The onus is on them to integrate inter-generational legacy systems across branches, ATMs and online banking networks into one seamless and secure whole.
 
a. On account of technological ………..
 
b. Besides the onus ……………
 
c. With banks in India …………….
» Explain it
B
The given statements seem to be effects of a common cause.

Applying the elimination technique, let’s check the relevance of each of the options one by one.

Possibility 1.

On account of technological change that banks in India have embraced, the onus is on them to integrate inter-generational legacy systems across branches, ATMs and online banking networks into one seamless and secure whole.

We can observe here that though the formation above is grammatically correct, it doesn’t express a meaningful context. This hence eliminates option C.

Possibility 2.

Besides the onus on banks to integrate integrate inter-generational legacy systems across branches, ATMs and online banking networks into one seamless and secure whole, they in India have embraced technological change.

Once again we have here a construction that is grammatically correct but logically flawed. This hence eliminates option A and D as well.

Possibility 3.

With banks in India having embraced technological change, the onus is on them to integrate inter-generational legacy systems across branches, ATMs and online banking networks into one seamless and secure whole.

Clearly, the synthesis made above is both grammatically and contextually correct and keeps the flow of the sentence intact.

Option B is hence the correct answer.
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Directions: Select the phrase/connector out of three phrases/connectors given as (a), (b) and (c) which can be used in the beginning (to start the sentence) to form a single sentence from the two or three statements given while implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

I. India has implemented an action plan formulated by the Centre’s Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries to deal with avian influenza.
 
II. India is a major agricultural nation with a large poultry industry.
 
a. Although India …………
 
b. As a ………....
 
c. Being a …………..
» Explain it
D
In the given statements, statement II states India’s strength as a major agricultural nation with a large poultry industry and statement II discusses what India has done to deal with avian influenza.

Applying the elimination technique, let’s check the relevance of each of the options one by one.

Possibility 1.

Although India has implemented an action plan formulated by the Centre’s Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries to deal with avian influenza, it is a major agricultural nation with a large poultry industry.

Or

Although India is a major agricultural nation with a large poultry industry, it has implemented an action plan formulated by the Centre’s Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries to deal with avian influenza.

We can observe that neither of the above two formations expresses a meaningful context.

This eliminates option A.

Possibility 2.

As a major agricultural nation with a large poultry industry, India has implemented an action plan formulated by the Centre’s Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries to deal with avian influenza.

Clearly, the above synthesis is both grammatically and contextually correct and keeps the flow of the sentence intact.

Possibility 3.

Being a major agricultural nation with a large poultry industry, India has implemented an action plan formulated by the Centre’s Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries to deal with avian influenza.

Evidently, the above synthesis is also both grammatically and contextually correct and coherent.

Option D is hence the correct answer.

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