Directions: In the questions given below, a sentence has been broken down into four fragments labeled (A), (B), (C) and (D) and arranged, not necessarily in the correct order. You have to find the correct order of arrangement from the options given below. In case, the sentence is correct in its original form, please select (E) as your answer.
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with a group of top executives of the US aluminium (A)/ and steel industries, suggesting that domestic steel (B)/ and aluminium prices and profits were the prime considerations in arriving at the ­decision (C)/ The announcement of the import tariffs came at a meeting (D)/
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C
The only valid first fragment is fragment C.
D and A:
D: The announcement of the import tariffs came at a meeting
A: with a group of top executives of the US aluminium

A and B:
A: with a group of top executives of the US aluminium
B: and steel industries, suggesting that domestic steel

B and C:
B: and steel industries, suggesting that domestic steel
C: and aluminium prices and profits were the prime considerations in arriving at the ­decision

The correct sequence is D-A-B-C.
Hence, the correct option is C.
 
2
on 1 March to impose a 25% import tariff on steel (A)/ and a 10% import tariff on aluminium, both on grounds (B)/ United States President Donald Trump’s announcement (C)/ of “national security,” has been widely expected to provoke a trade war (D)
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C
The only valid first fragment is fragment C.
C and A:
C: United States President Donald Trump’s announcement
A: on 1 March to impose a 25% import tariff on steel

A and B:
A: on 1 March to impose a 25% import tariff on steel
B: and a 10% import tariff on aluminium, both on grounds

B and D:
B: and a 10% import tariff on aluminium, both on grounds
D: of “national security,” has been widely expected to provoke a trade war

The correct sequence is C-A-B-D.
Hence, the correct option is C.
 
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in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura in (A)/ if there is one lesson the “mainland” must (B)/ draw from the ­recent assembly elections (C)/ north-east India, it is to avoid generalisations (D)
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D
The only valid first fragment is fragment B.
B and C:
B: If there is one lesson the “mainland” must
C: draw from the ­recent assembly elections

C and A:
C: draw from the ­recent assembly elections
A: in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura in

A and D:
A: in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura in
D: north-east India, it is to avoid generalisations

The correct sequence is B-C-A-D
Hence, the correct option is D.
 
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discredited itself before the public (A)/ especially after the countdown to the (B)/ assembly election began, is a major reason for its failure (C)/ the manner in which the ruling party (D)/
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A
The only valid first fragment is fragment D.
D and A:
D: The manner in which the ruling party
A: discredited itself before the public

A and B:
A: discredited itself before the public
B: especially after the countdown to the

B and C:
B: especially after the countdown to the
C: assembly election began, is a major reason for its failure

The correct sequence is D-A-B-C
Hence, the correct option is A.
 
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They users of the Public Distribution System (A)/ Nagri but their demand has fallen on deaf ears (B)/ study at the block and district headquarters of (C)/ have repeatedly protested against the DBT pilot (D)/ 
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B
The only valid first fragment is fragment A.
A and D:
A: They users of the Public Distribution System
D: have repeatedly protested against the DBT pilot

D and C:
D: have repeatedly protested against the DBT pilot
C: study at the block and district headquarters of

C and B:
C: study at the block and district headquarters of
B: Nagri but their demand has fallen on deaf ears

The correct sequence is A-D-C-B
Hence, the correct option is B.