• ARRANGEMENT OF WORDS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

    We know that in a dictionary, the words are arranged in alphabetical order. Therefore, you must know the basics of “Dictionary Usage”. The words beginning with the same letter of English alphabet are again arranged in alphabetical order with respect to the second letter of words and so on. In order to solve such questions, First of all observe the first letter of each word. If the first letter is the same, observe the second letter and so on till you get the required arrangement of the words

    Ex 37: If the following five words are arranged in alphabetical order or as per dictionary, which of them will come at the fourth place?

    (1) Nature       (2) Nurture       (3) Numerous       (4) Narrate       (5) Narrow

    When we arrange the words as per dictionary order, the positions will be as under:

    At first place –––– Narrate

    At second place –––– Narrow

    At third place –––– Nature

    At fourth place –––– Numerous

    At fifth place –––– Nurture

    So, answer will be numerous.

    Ex 38: Arrange the following words in alphabetical order or as per dictionary.

    (1) Plight       (2) Pledge       (3) Pugilist       (4) Pander       (5) Pugmark

    Ans 38: (1) Pander       (2) Pledge       (3) Plight       (4) Pugilist       (5) Pugmark

    Ex 39: Arrange the following words in alphabetical order or as per dictionary.

    (1) Freight,       (2) Flight       (3) Feminine       (4) Fright       (5) Friend

    Ans 39: (1) Feminine       (2) Flight       (3) freight       (4) Friend       (5) Fright

    Ex 40: Arrange the following words in alphabetical order or as per dictionary.

    (1) Agree       (2) anonymous       (3) acrimonious       (4) antipathy       (5) argue

    Ans 40: (1) Acrimonious       (2) Agree       (3) anonymous      (4) Antipathy       (5) Argue

    Ex 41: Arrange the following words in alphabetical order or as per dictionary.

    (1) Sundry       (2) script       (3) season       (4) slight       (5) surrender

    Ans 41: (1) Script       (2) Season       (3) slight       (4) Sundry       (5) Surrender