CAT 2001 Question Paper

Question 138

Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

A. Michael Hofman, a poet and translator, accepts this sorry fact without approval or complaint.

B. But thanklessness and impossibility do not daunt him.

C. He acknowledges too — in fact, he returns to the point often — that best translators of poetry always fail at some level.

D. Hofman feels passionately about his work and this is clear from his writings.

E. In terms of the gap between worth and rewards, translators come somewhere near nurses and street-cleaners.

[CAT 2001]


E starts the para by introducing the subject. A comes next and it introduces Michael Hofman. Statements C and D describe Michael Hofman and what he feels about the subject. D is the best concluding statement. Hence, the correct order is EACBD.

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