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Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in.

Question 32 : 1. Although we are born with the gift of language, research shows that we are surprisingly unskilled when it comes to communicating with others
2. We must carefully orchestrate our speech if we want to achieve our goals and bring our dreams to fruition.
3. We often choose our words without thought, oblivious of the emotional effects they can have on others.
4. We talk more than we need to, ignoring the effect we are having on those listening to us.
5. We listen poorly, without realizing it, and we often fail to pay attention to the subtle meanings conveyed by facial expressions, body gestures, and the tone and cadence of our voice.

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Explanatory Answer

While all other sentences relate to the idea that we are unskilled when it comes to communication, 2 talks about the importance of orchestrating speech to achieve goals. This is a completely different idea.

2 is the correct answer.


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