Ordering of Sentence

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Video Lesson on Ordering of Sentence

Questions based on jumbled sentences or sentence ordering help the examiner in judging the examinee’s vocabulary as well as his ability to interpret a given piece of information in a logical manner.

Points to remember

Ordering the Words to Make a Sentence - Easy Level Tests were designed to help you practice English Sentence Formation. A sentence with mixed words positions will be displayed. You must Ordering the words to make a sentence. You have 10 questions to complete in 10 minutes to complete the test.

Ordering of Jumbled Sentences

In these type of questions, the candidate is given a set of five or six sentences which are in jumbled order
The given sentences should be arranged properly to form a meaningful paragraph and answer the questions based on the sequence formed It’s up to you to untie this knot and rearrange the sentences or words so that they logically make sense.

  • To tackle these of questions, you have to know three things.
  • Theme of the paragraph that might be created on un-jumbling the sentences.
  • Initiating sentence, which starts the paragraph
  • Links have to be found between two sentences.
  • Once a link of this type is created, it becomes easy to eliminate irrelevant choices.

How to save time while solving these types?

It is very important to read selectively and search for transition words or other keywords.
The best way is to establish a link between any two (or more) statements.
Once a link is found, you get to know which statements will come together. Then, look in the options. Select the option with those statements together.

Some important tips to arrange jumbled sentences:

  • 1). Try to find out the topic addressed by the paragraph. This can be done by looking for the words that are repeated often in the given sentences.
  • 2). If a particular word is repeated in more than one sentence then the sentences can be placed one by one in the paragraph
  • 3). If a sentence starts with a ‘name’ of a person, then that sentence will definitely be the 1st sentence in the paragraph to be formed
  • 4). If a sentence starts with pronouns other than ‘I’ and ‘You’, then that sentence will not be the 1st sentence of the paragraph
  • 5). The sentences starting with the words ‘That’, ‘These’, ‘Thus’ and ‘Those’ , then those sentences will not come 1st in the paragraph
  • 6). If an article namely ‘a’, ‘an’ or ‘the’ is present at the starting of a sentence. Then the chances of that sentence to be the 1st in the arrangement is more
  • 7). If all the articles (a, an, the) are present as the starting words of different sentences then they are arranged as follows
    The sentence starting with ‘A’ comes first
    The sentences starting with ‘An’ and ‘The’ will follow the sentence starting with ‘A’ according to their content
  • 8). If there are 3-sentences starting with the words ‘But’, ‘So’ and ‘Now’ respectively. Then those 3-sentences will be arranged in the following order
    1=> sentence starting with ‘But’
    2=> sentence starting with ‘So’
    3=> sentence starting with ‘Now’
  • 9). If the given set of sentences consists of simple, compound and complex sentences they are arranged in the following order
    1=> simple sentence – a sentence that consists of basic elements like a subject, a verb and a completed thought
    For example,
    Arun waited for the bus.
    2=> compound sentence – a sentence that consists of 2-independent clauses connected to one another with a conjunction
    For example,
    Arun waited for the bus, but the bus was late.
    3=> complex sentence – a sentence that consists of an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses connected to it
    For example,
    Arun realized that the bus was late while he waited at the bus stop. (Or) While he waited at the bus stop, Arun realized that the bus was late.
  • 10). If a sentence starts with the words Hence, Finally or Therefore then that sentence comes last in the arrangement.


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