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Sentence Connectors is a great tool for improving English writing and speaking. Why? Well, Sentence Connectors are phrases or words primarily used to express relationships between ideas and to combine sentences. Connectors’ are used to link large groups of words: phrases and sentences. Sentence Connectors can also be used to connect paragraphs to give them coherence. Sentence connectors when putting's at the beginning of two sentences, connect them in a way that retains their original meaning. Sentence Connectors Practice Quiz 2 presents some examples in the Q&A format primarily explaining the usage of different connectors in sentences or clauses.
Connectors are also known as conjunctive words – the words that link two similar elements in a sentence. Connectors can be broadly classified into 4 categories as below:
1. Coordinating Conjunctions: Examples: and, or 2. Subordinating Conjunctions: Examples: if, so that, because or while. 3. Correlating Conjunctions: Examples: neither..nor 4. Conjunctive Adverbs: Examples: therefore or however

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Directions (1-5): In the question given below few sentences are given which grammatically correct and meaningful. Connect them by the word given above the statements in the best possible way without changing the intended meaning. Choose your answer accordingly from the options to form a correct, coherent sentence.
1. Since
  • I. The Governments in several States have evolved different norms for selection of candidates to the engineering, medical and other professional courses.
  • II. The emergence of the self-financing professional colleges over the last two decades has in a way eased the situation but other complications arose, mainly relating to the huge amounts collected by way of capitation fees euphemism for donation, not of a voluntary type and the tuition fees levied.
  • III. The Supreme Court’s intervention has now resulted in a fee structure which goes to prove that the remedy is worse than the disease.
  • IV. The competition is very stiff, a sort of adjustment in relation to reservation, quota for other States and special categories becomes necessary but nowhere in the country has a satisfactory system been evolved.

    A. II-IV B. I-III C. I-IV D. I-II E. no connection possible

Answer - Option C
Explanation - Option C is suitable
2. Collectively
  • I. Development, basically, is change with a predetermined direction affecting various segments of the society.
  • II. Economically it aims at increasing goods and services and increasingly putting economic efficiency cost-benefit relationship and follows growth indicators of GNR Administratively it works for functional specialization amongst its operating organizational structures and tries to support it by the concept of professionalism.
  • III. It makes the whole process communitarian with increasing social mobility and with natural mobilization of community associations makes the whole process participative and pervading stable and enduring.
  • IV. Politically it expresses faith in individual development in the context of liberal or collectivist philosophy as adopted by the governing elites.

    A. II- III B. I-II C. II-IV D. III- IV E. no connection possible

Answer - Option A
Explanation - Option A is suitable
3. But
  • I. Television is also a great window to the global market place. Goods and services are continuously being sold through TV’s dreamworld.
  • II. All news is elite centered; but TV news is usually more ethnocentric. Its accent is on people, places and events.
  • III. With over 370 million people talking in 16 major languages and a variety of lifestyles to boot, it is obvious one cannot address all of them together all the time.
  • IV. TV news must go beyond mere reportage of facts, and capture the story between the lines.

    A. I- III B. II -IV C. III-IV D. I-II E. no connection possible

Answer - Option B
Explanation - Option B is suitable
4. Whatsoever
  • I. Planning has not been new to Indian leadership and in administration a department of planning was constituted even before independence.
  • II. After independence, full fledged planning machinery was envisaged in the establishment of Planning Commission at the Centre with Prime Minister as its Chairman.
  • III. It works on a comprehensive data, collected, compiled and classified on different indices of development and provides rationale for plan targets and justification for plan implementation The National Development Council provides political dimension to the process of planning and makes it more responsive and therefore more adoptive.
  • IV. Member States also have similar machinery and their plans are discussed and finalized within the broad framework prepared by the planning Commission.

    A. I-II B. II-III C. I-III D. III-IV E. no connection possible

Answer - Option E
Explanation - Option E is suitable
5. Come what may
  • I. If there is anyone one can safely rely on at the time of adversity, it KB the God one’s own parents.
  • II. God is of course the last resort. Man might not be trusted but faith in Almighty does give strength to one to face sorrows and smile even in the face of disappointments.
  • III. Parents are always on the side of their children. They may not share their children joys if not called upon to do so but will be the first ones on their sides in trouble.
  • IV. It is a well tested diction that everything bends before success but an unsuccessful man is blamed for everything. He can do no right.

    A. II-IV B. I-IV C. II-III D. I- III E. no connection possible

Answer - Option D is suitable
1. The Prime Minister had to climb up over his tax proposals because there was so much opposition from the members of his own party.
    A. climb down B. climb on C. climb with D. climb at E. No correction required.

Answer - Option A
Explanation - ‘climb down’ is the correct use. “climb down” means “Accept that you are wrong and change your position.”
2. I spent the whole weekend Clear away the attic as it was full of papers and other junk.
    A. clear off B. clear out C. clear up D. clear on E. No correction required.

Answer - Option B
Explanation - ‘clear out’ is the correct use. “clear out (clearing out)” means “Tidy up thoroughly and throw away unwanted stuff.”
3. The banks have closed down a lot of branches in villages over the last few years.
    A. closed off B. close out C. close through D. close away E. No correction required.

Answer - Option E
Explanation - No correction required. “closed down” means “Close a shop, branch or business permanently.”
4. If you get behind by mortgage payments, you might lose your home.
    A. clouded apart B. clouded in C. clouded away D. get behind with E. No correction required.

Answer - Option D
Explanation - ‘Get behind with ’ is the correct use. “Get behind with ” means “Be late paying instalments for something”
5. They’re finding it increasingly difficult to get through since their daughter was born.
    A. get down B. get by C. get by with D. get by on E. No correction required.

Answer - Option B
Explanation - ‘get by’ is the correct use. “get by” means “Have just enough money to live on.”
Directions (1-5): Choose the appropriate phrase / connector from the given three options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below , implying the same meaning as expresses in the statement sentences.
1. You didn’t tell me you wanted to come. We won’t be taking you with us.
  • I. as though
  • II. thus
  • III. whose

    A. I B. I, II C. II D. II,III E. III

Answer - Option C
Explanation - You didn’t tell me you wanted to come , thus, we won’t be taking you with us.
2. She has got a car. She has got a motorbike.
  • I. unless
  • II. provided
  • III. as well as

    A. II B. I, III C. II, III D. III E. I

Answer - Option D
Explanation - She has got a car as well as a motorbike.
3. Martin is not tall. His father is not tall.
  • I. neither...nor
  • II. either...or
  • III. not...but

    A. III B. II, III C. II D. I, III E. I

Answer - Option E
Explanation - Neither Martin nor his father is tall.
4. They gave her the best treatment. They could not save her.
  • I. assuming that
  • II. although
  • III. though

    A. III B. II C. II, III D. I E. I, II

Answer - Option C
Explanation - Although / though they gave her the best treatment, they could not save her.
5. Always speak the truth. Avoid problems in life.
  • I. in order to
  • II. unless
  • III. lest

    A. I B. II C. I, III D. I, II E. III

Answer - Option A
Explanation - Always speak the truth in order to avoid problems in life.

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