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Simple way of solving Ordering of sentence question and answer with tips

In this session we will be learning about verbal aptitude called ‘ORDERING OF SENTENCE’. This type of aptitude is similar to the verbal aptitude ordering of words.

Most of the verbal aptitude will have questions based on ordering of sentence because it will help to analyse your grammar skills and language efficiency.

This article will help you to know more about ordering of sentence and also some tricks to solve these questions easily.

What is called ordering of sentence?

In ordering of sentence, there will be a base sentence. This sentence can be called as head sentence.

There will be other four sentences which are jumbled up. Then comes the last sentence.

So the beginning and end of a paragraph will be given and the mid part of the sentence will be scattered or jumbled. You have to arrange the sentences in the correct order.

There will be options given along with the questions which have different orders of the mid part of the paragraph.

After finding out the correct sentence order choose the correct option from the given choices.

How to arrange the sentences in order?

To arrange the given sentences in correct order, you have to read the question more than twice.  And after reading the question try to arrange the given four sentences in different orders.

You will find a sequential order. After you find the sequential order look for the answer in the given choices.

This is one of the easiest ways to arrange the given sentences in correct order.

What are the types of sentences?

There are three major types of sentences. They are as follows.

  1. Simple sentence.
  2. Compound sentence.
  3. Complex sentence

Simple sentence:

This kind of sentence will have only one subject , a verb and an object.

Example: I ate an apple.

Compound sentence: 

This kind of sentence will have two simple sentences combined together with the help of a conjunction. In other words there will be more than one subject, verb and object.

Example: I like to swim and my sister likes to watch.

Complex sentence:

This kind of sentence will have a main clause and a dependent clause.

Example: I will eat when I am hungry. 

I will eat – main clause (gives meaning when read alone)

When I am hungry – dependent clause (does not give meaning when read alone. Gives meaning only with the main clause)

What should come first in a sentence?

A sentence will always starts with the subject. Subject is nothing but noun. But there are some exceptions where the sentence may begin with object, adjunct or verb. But most of the sentence will begin with subject.

Example for ordering of sentence

1. Once the prince met a beautiful fisher girl

P: The prince got disappointed and returned home with a broken heart

Q: he went to meet the fisherman to express the desire to marry his daughter

R: he fell in love with that girl

S: The fisherman agreed for the marriage on one condition that the son of his daughter should be the heir to the throne.

The king asked the prince the reason for his sadness.

  1. QRSP
  2. SPRQ
  3. RQSP
  4. PQRS

ANSWER: Option C


2. Obesity is one of the major reasons for hypertension.

A. WHO says, one in three adults suffers from hypertension

B. This health issue is about five times more common in obese people than those who are lean.

C. Understand that the intra-abdominal fat significantly affects the metabolism

D. as this fat may cause hypertension with increased blood lipids levels.

Thus, obese people must take appropriate measures to control or reduce their weight.

  1. ACDB
  2. CDBA
  3. ABCD
  4. BACD

ANSWER: Option D


3. A man who was living alone always had two plates on the dinner table.

P: One evening when he sat down to dine, the dog rushed into the room

Q: He used to give the dog a piece of meat from his plate

R: One plate was for him, and the other was for his dog

S: and dropped a piece of cheese into his plate and another piece of cheese into his master’s plate.

Thus, the dog showed gratitude to his master.

  1. RPSQ
  2. QPSR
  3. RQPS
  4. SQPR

ANSWER: Option C


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