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Tips And Tricks And Shortcuts For Jumbled Sentences

Introduction

Jumbled Sentence or Para Jumbles as we can say, is the method of putting the jumbled sentences into a proper sequence so that the meaning of the sentences when joined together is comprehensive and compact.

There are several rules which one can apply to solve such questions and reach to a definite answer.

  • Find the Opening Sentence
  • Find the Closing Sentence
  • Find the link between sentences
  • Use of Signpost Words
  • Noun – Pronoun Relationship
  • Finding the central theme of the sentence

Some Stated Tips & Tricks to Solve Jumbled Sentences

  • Solving such jumbled sentences is more of a science than an art.

  • It is not essential that one has to be an avid reader to address such questions.

  • All we have to do is to read all the given sentences and try to understand the overall concept behind it.

  • Once we get it, the rest of the task becomes quite more natural.

Although there is no set rules for jumbled sentence to solve such problems, however more and more practice can bring in perfection in approaching these type of jumbled sentence problems.

However, there are some ready reckoner tips and tricks, which can help address such questions even without being a good reader or having a good vocabulary.

All of which are mentioned below with the help of a relevant example for better understanding of the students.

Tips & Tricks To Solve Jumbled Sentences

1. Spotting the transition words or the linking words:

The next step is to identify the transition words which entail the shifting from one idea to another in that particular paragraph. Some of the frequently used transition words are:

However                   Thus,                    Simultaneously                   Generally
Furthermore                                      For Instance               Besides                             Likewise                                   
In Addition                        In other words          In shortMoreover
InsteadSimilarly                               On the other handConsequently
As well asNevertheless                         ThereforeAlso

 

2. Identifying the pronoun antecedents:

The last step is to spot the pronouns that are being used in the given sentence. Here again, the pronouns can be categorized into three types, namely

Relative pronoun: Which consists of words like who, whom, whose, which.
Demonstrative pronoun:It mainly consists of words like this, that, these, those.
Personal pronoun:Personal pronoun consists of words like he, she, him, her, you, they, it.

After identifying these pronouns, one has to scan all the options and try to set a connection between all the sentences coherently and logically.

 

3. Identify the Theme of the paragraph.

Once you have the theme or the main element of the passage figured out, decoding and solving the passage becomes the easiest task. Look for the main word(s) that is linked to every sentence and you’ll get the theme at hand.

 

4. Linking the sentences

Linking words have to be found at the end and beginning of the sentences that connect with each other. Linking words can be articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions or any word that may tell a little more about the theme or the first word of the next phrase.

Some Sample Questions For Jumbled Sentences

Question 1

Arrange the below mentioned Jumbled up sentences in a coherent and logical manner:

A. To avoid that the government decided to make underground railway track.
B. London, unlike other countries has still kept its authentic red Trams.
C. The Infrastructure was laid in 1970.
D. They are driven in the middle of the road, resulting in traffic jam problem.

Options:

A. BDAC
B. ACBD
C. BCDA
D. None of the above

Correct Option: A
Explanation: The correct order of writing the above sentences is

“London, unlike other countries has still kept its authentic red Trams. They are driven in the middle of the road, resulting in traffic jam problem To avoid that the government decided to make underground railway track. The Infrastructure was laid in 1970.”

 

Question 2

Arrange the below mentioned Jumbled up sentences in a coherent and logical manner:

A. with dread, however to others it is ridden with quality and fulfillment of achievement
B. number of us passing cuts a chill down our spine ridden
C. it will come to us, every one of us. To a significant
D. we are largely mindful of death, and we know

Options:

A. DCAB
B. ABDC
C. BCAD
D. DCBA

Answer: Option D (DCBA)
Explanation: The main theme about these pair of sentences is Death. So, according to the rule:

  • D will come first because it starts with with a present tone.
  • C comes next because first sentence ends with know so second should start with a word that can reflect ‘death’. hence, ‘IT’ is the word to follow know.
  • B comes next since we are now addressing a number of people, so, significant will be followed by ‘number’
  • Lastly, A comes last because according to the rule, any analytical or concluding word such as however, will only com in the end.

 

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