How to Solve Sentence Connectors?

By Jyoti Bisht|Updated : June 3rd, 2021

The topic Sentence Connectors was introduced under the English Language section by SBI in the PO exam. In this post, we will discuss Sentence Connectors and the mantras to go about them.

The topic Sentence Connectors was introduced under the English Language section by SBI in the PO exam. In this post, we will discuss Sentence Connectors and the mantras to go about them.

Below we are providing the tips to solve Sentence Connectors in the Banking exams.

Tips to Solve Sentence Connectors?

Direction: Select the phrase/connector from the given options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences. Pick out the option which when used to start the sentence, combines both the sentences into one. 

1. Antisemitism and Islamophobia need to be ousted. Farage wants to undo the very anti‑discrimination and equality legislation that protects minorities.

I. At a time when
II. During a situation when
III. It is unlikely that Farage

A. Only III
B. Only II
C. Only I
D. Both I and III
E. Both II and III

Answer: C 

The two sentences present a contrast. On the one hand, the first one points out that Antisemitism and Islamophobia need to be eradicated. On the other hand, the second sentence points out that a person named Farage wants to do away with very anti‑discrimination and equality legislation that protects minorities. Only, alternative (i) can be placed in the beginning to join the two sentences.
New sentence: At a time when Antisemitism and Islamophobia need to be ousted, Farage wants to undo the very anti‑discrimination and equality legislation that protects minorities.

Direction: Select the phrase/connector from the given options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences. Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the above sentences in one. 

2. By engaging the stakeholders early on, everyone will have a better understanding of the intervention and the challenges it faces in implementation. Also, the evaluation team will be better informed about the key issues for the evaluation and about what information is needed, when, and by whom.
a) Besides allowing everyone
b) Inspite of the engagement
c) As a consequent of the engagement

A. Both a and b
B. Only a
C. Only b
D. Both b and c
E. None of these

Answer: B

The second part of the sentence acts as additional reasoning behind the reason for ‘engaging stakeholders’ as mentioned in the first part. Thus, alternative (a), “Besides” acts as the correct connector for the two sentences. Using (b) would imply that the two sentences are in opposition while using (c) would have implied that the second sentence is a result of the first.
New Sentence –
Besides allowing everyone to have a better understanding of the intervention and the challenges it faces in implementation, engaging the stakeholders early on will facilitate the evaluation team to be better informed about the key issues for the evaluation and about what information is needed, when, and by whom.

Direction: In the given question, a connector is given followed by the statements I, II, and III. Choose the pair of sentences that can be combined using the given connector, to make a new sentence that is grammatically and contextually correct. 

3. Even If
I. The British grocer’s accounting scandal is soon forgotten
II. In the United States, unlike Mexico, CBD products have been marginally legal
III. Its failure to protect itself from hard discounters like Lidl and Aldi will cause its fall

A. I and II
B.  II and III
C.  I and III
D. All of these
E. None of these

Answer: C

‘Even if' is used as a connecting word used to mean, ‘despite the possibility that; no matter whether.’ So, any pair of sentences depicting this meaning can be joined with this word. So I and III can be combined to form a meaningful statement. Statement II is not relevant with respect to the context.
New Statement: ‘Even if the British grocer’s accounting scandal is soon forgotten, its failure to protect itself from hard discounters like Lidl and Aldi will cause its fall.’

Direction: In the given question, a connector is given for the statements I, II, and III. Choose the pair of sentences that can be combined using the given connector, when used in the middle of the new sentence. 

4. Though
I. When their preferred food isn’t available the birds adapt, eating as many as 30 different types of seeds, nuts, and fruits.
II. Teams of dedicated researchers are toiling to better understand the little–known species and reserve its downward spiral.
III. It’s unknown if such substitutes are as nutritious as their mainstay.

A.Only I and II
B. Only II and III
C. Only I and III
D. Both A and B
E. Both A and C

Answer: C

‘Though’ is used to join statements that present contradictory information. Statement I talks of the adaptation of birds to eat different seeds and nuts. Statement III contradicts this by telling us that these substitutes (which could refer to the seeds, nuts, and fruits mentioned in I) are not as nutritious. So I and III can be combined to form a meaningful statement. Statement II does not contradict any sentence and only talks about efforts undertaken by researchers.
New statement: ‘When their preferred food isn’t available the birds adapt, eating as many as 30 different types of seeds, nuts, and fruits though it’s unknown if such substitutes are as nutritious as their mainstay’.

Direction: In this question, two columns I and II, and three sentences are given, which are divided into two parts. Column I (A, B, and C) consists of the first half of each sentence and Column II (D, E, and F) consists of the second half of each sentence. Match column I with column II, so that the sentences formed are both meaningful and grammatically correct. Choose the option as your answer. 

5.

(I)

A) In a touching and heart-wrenching turn of events,
B) The baby was being taken to the operation theatre,
C) In a touching tribute, the doctors were seen standing against the wall

(ii)

D) in a line waiting for the child to be taken to the operation theatre.
E) doctors in Mexico formed a 'guard of honour' to pay tribute to a baby girl.
F) to donate her organs, after being declared brain dead.

A. B-E and C-F
B. A-E, B-F, and C-D
C. A-F and C-D
D. B-F
E. A-E and C-F

Answer: B
C mentions the position of the doctors and so does D. So, C & D go together.

B & F go together as the relative pronoun(her) is F refers to 'the baby' in B.

A & E are together too because a guard of honour can be touching and heart-wrenching.

Hence, the correct answer is B.

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