Practice Ordering Sentences in English

Ordering Sentences Questions

1. 

A. It could be argued that conscious behaviors – the ones we find easier to recognize and control – represent the real person, and the others are bogus.

B. Nevertheless, those we interact with pick up on and identify our unconscious behavior.

C. These two types of behavior are not necessarily related to each other.

D. Behaviors can be separated into those under our conscious control and those that are not.

A. DCAB
B. DACB
C. DCBA
D. DABC

2. 

A. Due to its nature, the negative stereotypes about race we have inherited from the past are difficult to eradicate completely and reveal themselves in different, more discreet ways.

B. Just like a virus, it adapts to a changing environment.

C. Raising awareness and proper education have certainly decreased racist behaviors.

D. However, racism has been linked to a virus that mutates.

A. ADBC
B. CADB
C. ACDB
D. CDBA

3.
A. However, modern racists also believe racial equality has been achieved and that we need no further policies to promote equality.
B. The forms of prejudice we live with today have different names, one being Modern Racism.
C. Therefore, modern racism reveals itself at opportune moments, is more oblique than confrontational.
D. Modern racists neither express nor endorse racist views and stereotypes.

A. BADC
B. BDAC
C. DCBA
D. BDCA

4.
A. Punk is an attitude, an art form, and a music genre, simultaneously accessible and elusive.
B. While punk as a movement formulated in the undercurrents of society, it buoyed to the surface by 1975.
C. It became what it feared, as it laid itself bare and vulnerable to the media and record labels, who would instantly find a way to monetize it.
D. It is something to aspire to while also being the very thing you turn away from in fear that it will be standardized, made mediocre, and destroyed by its self-aggrandizing commercial image.

A. ACBD
B. BDAC
C. BCAD
D. ADBC

5.
A. This can be the reason that it is currently experiencing a moment of heightened awareness, as it caresses the sensorium and moves toward pleasure, offering calm and refugee from 21st-century storm.
B. That said, the broader sensibility – music of moods, environments, sound as part of the quotidian experience – has its forebears.
C. Ambient is relatively rare in that it’s a genre that can be traced back to one artist, and first and foremost, ambient is the creation of Brian Eno.
D. Ambient can also be described as a surprisingly limber, pliable genre, perhaps partly due to its tendency towards self-effacing and anonymous.

A. ADCB
B. CBDA
C. CABD
D. BADA

6.
A. Rather, historical sources suggest that interest in nature, humanistic learning, and individualism were already present in the late medical period.
B. Renaissance art combined increased awareness of nature, a revival of classical learning, and a more individualistic view of man.
C. However, it became dominant in 15th and 16th-century Italy concurrently with social and economic changes such as the secularization of daily life, the rise of a rational money-credit economy, and significantly increased social mobility.
D. Scholars no longer believe that the Renaissance marked an abrupt break with medieval values, as the French word renaissance suggests, literally ‘rebirth.’

A. BDAC
B. DBAC
C. CBAD
D. DACB

7.
A. Unlike the previous generation’s focus on reason, science, and modern civilization, the Romantics emphasized society’s return to nature and living a rustic life.
B. In fact, from a literary standpoint, Romanticism is not related to “romantic” relationships at all.
C. Romanticism in literature refers to much more than hearts and flowers.
D. Instead, literary Romanticism refers to a particular way of viewing nature, literature, society, and individuality.
E. More specifically, they celebrated the uniqueness and impermanence of every human life by living their lives through emotional experiences.

A. ACDBE
B. CDBAE
C. CBDAE
D. BCDEA

8.
A. Americans also described the negative aspects of the pandemic in greater detail.
B. The researchers have been asking survey questions about Americans’ views and reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year.
C. Nevertheless, for all the difficulties and challenges of the pandemic, most Americans were able to think of at least one silver lining.
D. Across every significant aspect of life mentioned in these responses, a larger share mentioned a negative impact than mentioned an unexpected upside.

A. DABC
B. BDCA
C. BDAC
D. ADBC

9.
A. More specifically, the pandemic has changed how we work, learn and interact as social distancing guidelines have led to a more virtual existence, both personally and professionally.
B. In less than a year since the virus emerged, it has upended day-to-day lives across the globe.
C. To say that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the world would be an understatement.
D. Unsurprisingly, the pandemic has triggered a wave of mental health issues as well.

A. ACDB
B. CDAB
C. BCAD
D. CBAD

10.
A. Individuals announce who they are and who they hope to become through appearance style.
B. Fashion became inextricably implicated in constructions and reconstructions of identity.
C. Because the latter are especially susceptible to change, they are prone to fluctuating and fluid ways of understanding oneself in relation to others within the larger context of fashion change.
D. Appearance style is a metaphor for identity that includes physical features as well as clothing and grooming practices.

A. BDCA
B. ABDC
C. BADC
D. ADVB

Answer Key

1. C
In the beginning, you need to figure out which of these sentences should come first or last. In this case, the first sentence is D as it introduces a topic. Then comes C as the word ‘these two’ progresses the information in D. The topic is further developed in sentence A. Lastly, B includes a connecting word (nevertheless), which contradicts the previous sentence that although only conscious behavior is considered real, we notice unconscious ones as well.

Tip: Look for the transitions and connecting words as they give you a hint about the order of the sentence—for example, these and nevertheless in this case.

2. D
In the beginning, you need to figure out which of these sentences should come first or last. In this case, the first sentence is C as it introduces a topic, and all the other sentences contain either a connecting word or a transition. Then comes D, as it contradicts C that although racist behavior has decreased, there is something that should be considered. Then B as it specifies the information in C. Lastly, the last one is A, which explains what the metaphor of ‘mutating virus’ stands for.

3. B
In the beginning, you need to figure out which of these sentences should come first or last. Here, the first sentence is B as it introduces a topic – Modern Racism. Then comes D as it provides a piece of further information about the topic, that modern racists don’t show any kind of racist behaviors. Then A as it contradicts the information in D that despite the fact that they don’t show racist behaviors, they think it’s not a current issue of society. Lastly, the last one is C, which is a logical development of the previously stated information that modern racism is not expressed in action and is hidden.

4. D
In the beginning, you need to figure out which of these sentences should come first or last. Here, the first sentence is A as it introduces a topic – punk, and all the other sentences contain either a connecting word or a transition. Then comes D, as it describes one of the aspects of the term. Sentence C definitely is the progress of sentence B as it explains that as the punk movement buoyed on the surface, it became the very thing it wasn’t supposed to evolve to. So in the correct sequence, D will be followed by B, and the last one will be C.

5. B
In the beginning, you need to figure out which of these sentences should come first or last. Here, the first sentence is C as it introduces a topic – Genre of Ambient, and all the other sentences contain either a connecting word or a transition. Then comes B as it contrasts C. Sentence A is the progress of sentence D as it starts with ‘this,’ which refers to the description provided in D.

6. A
In the beginning, you need to figure out which of these sentences should come first or last. Here, the first sentence is B as it introduces a topic – Renaissance. Sentences D, A, C create a sequence. Sentence A contains the different idea of the common belief provided in D. Then, sentence C contradicts this idea by emphasizing that although humanism and individualism existed before the Renaissance, they became dominant during that period.

7. C
First of all, we need to find the opening sentence. Here, it’s C as it sets the general topic. All the other sentences contain some kind of transition words, and you need to figure out the order. C should be followed by B and D as they develop the idea that Romanticism is not related to ‘romantic’ (B) and then define it (D). Words “in fact’ and ‘instead’ should help you find the right direction. Sentence E specifies something. The information in E connects Romanticism to emotions which is more logical to be the development of sentence A which contrasts Romanticism to science and reason. Additionally, the pronoun ‘they’ in sentence E refers to Romantics mentioned in Sentence A.

8. C
You need to find the opening sentence first which is B, as all the others contain transition words. Then comes D, as it briefly summarizes the results of the research. A adds a specification of these responses, and lastly, C contrasts these results that some positive changes were mentioned as well.

9. D
The opening sentence will be C as it’s the only sentence where Coronavirus (COVID-19) is mentioned, so it introduces the topic. Then the most logical development will be B which states that everyday life was changed for everyone and is specified in sentence A. Sentence D adds one of the important aspects which also was affected by the virus.

10. C
The first sentence should be B as it sets the topic. It is developed in sentence A and the new term of ‘appearance style’ is introduced. D defines the new term, and then sentence C gives some details of one of its aspects.

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Date Published: Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
Date Modified: Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

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