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Odd One Out is a type of VA question that must be answered by the CAT Aspirants in the CAT Exam. It is a must-attempt question because the chance of getting the question correct is high since there is only one odd sentence out of the 5 sentences. Understanding and linking the sentences with one another is the best way to solve this question. Read plenty of articles during your CAT Online Preparation to understand the context that helps in linking the sentences together.

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 34 : 1. Translators are like bumblebees.
2. Though long since scientifically disproved, this factoid is still routinely trotted out.
3. Similar pronouncements about the impossibility of translation have dogged practitioners since Leonardo Bruni’s De interpretatione recta, published in 1424.
4. Bees, unaware of these deliberations, have continued to flit from flower to flower, and translators continue to translate.
5. In 1934, the French entomologist August Magnan pronounced the flight of the bumblebee to be aerodynamically impossible

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Explanatory Answer

1 and 4 liken translators to bumblebees. Also, 53 is a sequence: 5 about the impossibility of the flight of the bumblebee and 3 about the impossibility of translation. While 2 could fit into the paragraph after 5, if an odd sentence is to be picked, the best choice is 2.

2 is the correct answer.


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