CAT Parajumble Practice Question 16

Question 16:

The four sentences (labelled 1, 2, 3, 4) given below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequence of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer.

  1. Metaphors may map to similar meanings across languages, but their subtle differences can have a profound effect on our understanding of the world.
  2. Latin scholars point out carpe diem is a horticultural metaphor that, particularly seen in the context of its source, is more accurately translated as “plucking the day,” evoking the plucking and gathering of ripening fruits or flowers, enjoying a moment that is rooted in the sensory experience of nature, unrelated to the force implied in seizing.
  3. The phrase carpe diem, which is often translated as “seize the day and its accompanying philosophy, has gone on to inspire countless people in how they live their lives and motivates us to see the world a little differently from the norm
  4. It’s an example of one of the more telling ways that we mistranslate metaphors from one language to another, revealing in the process our hidden assumptions about what we really value.
Option: 3241

We found this question to be slightly dubious because our team feels that there are multiple sequences possible in this question. We tracked the source of the question and discovered that the sentences have been modified and there is no clear logic behind the sentence flow. Here is the source:

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