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Rearrange Simple Sentences (Three Words)

In this worksheet, students will find two words in a jumbled sentence which need to be swapped for the sentence to make sense. The swapped words will usually be next to each other in the sentence.

'Rearrange Simple Sentences (Three Words)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Jumbled Sentences

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Ready for a challenge word detective?  

Somebody has been up to their old tricks again, but this time they’ve been moving words!

 

 

In the sentence below someone has sneakily swapped two of the words around so that it doesn’t make sense anymore!

 

Look at the jumbled sentence below:

I like eating cake chocolate.

 

Can you work out which two words have been swapped around?

Cake and chocolate should be swapped for the sentence to make sense.

 

I like eating chocolate cake.

 

The sentence now sounds great and it’s making me hungry!

chocolate cake

 

Now it’s your turn to track down the two words that have been sneakily swapped.

Remember that the words you need to swap will be next to each other.

Good luck!

 

Pssstt!! Here’s a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:

First, read the sentence slowly.

Then, think about which two words don’t quite fit in their place.

If you are finding it tricky, write the sentence out on a sheet of paper after you have corrected it, so you can check the new sentence makes sense.

Look at this sentence:

 

she drawing is

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

Look at this sentence:

 

swimming went Sally

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places. 

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

Look at this sentence:

 

George tired was

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places. 

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

Ready for another one?

 

Look at this sentence:

 

raining it's outside

children playing in rain

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places. 

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places. 

  

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

You're halfway through this actvity already, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

shells have snails

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places. 

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

Look at this sentence:

 

dogs playful are

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places. 

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

started the match

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places. 

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

Look at this sentence:

 

happily skipped Suzy

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

Look at this sentence:

 

spiders webs spin

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places. 

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

The final question ... yippee!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

whiskers have cats

cat licking lips

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

  • Question 1

Look at this sentence:

 

she drawing is

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
She is drawing.
EDDIE SAYS
The words drawing and is have swapped places. Did you get that one? If you find any of these questions tricky, try reading the sentence with the words in a different order until it sounds right! You must remember your capital letter and full stop in these questions to be marked as correct. Accurate punctuation is a really important part of un-jumbling sentences!
  • Question 2

Look at this sentence:

 

swimming went Sally

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places. 

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
Sally went swimming.
EDDIE SAYS
The words swimming and Sally have swapped places. Are you getting the idea? Did you remember your capital letter and full stop?
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

George tired was

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places. 

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
George was tired.
EDDIE SAYS
The words tired and was have swapped places. You're doing well so far, word detective!
  • Question 4

Ready for another one?

 

Look at this sentence:

 

raining it's outside

children playing in rain

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places. 

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places. 

  

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
It's raining outside.
EDDIE SAYS
The words it's and raining have swapped places. Did you know that the word it's is actually two words stuck together with an apostrophe in the middle to replace a missing letter? The two words are it and is. The apostrophes is added to show where a letter has been removed - the letter i in this case.
  • Question 5

You're halfway through this actvity already, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

shells have snails

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places. 

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
Snails have shells.
EDDIE SAYS
The words snails and shells have swapped places. It would be a strange thing if it were the shells that had snails! Hopefully you are remembering your capital letters and full stops. We can't make a sentence without at least one of each!
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

dogs playful are

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places. 

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Dogs are playful.
EDDIE SAYS
The words playful and dogs have swapped places. In fact, you could say that the words have been playful!
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

started the match

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places. 

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
The match started.
EDDIE SAYS
The words started and the have swapped places.
You could have a sentence which contained the words 'started the match' but it would need to have some more words before those so that it made sense. For example, you could write: The referee started the match.
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

happily skipped Suzy

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
Suzy skipped happily.
EDDIE SAYS
The words Suzy and happily have swapped places. Adverbs, which describes how actions are being completed, go next to the verb they are describing but they can technically go before or after. Here, we could have 'Suzy happily skipped' as a sentence, but 'Suzy skipped happily' sounds a bit more natural. How are you getting on with these?
  • Question 9

Look at this sentence:

 

spiders webs spin

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places. 

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
Spiders spin webs.
EDDIE SAYS
The words spiders and 'webs' have swapped places. Just as long as those spiders don't come anywhere near this activity!
Quickly, move on to the last question!
  • Question 10

The final question ... yippee!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

whiskers have cats

cat licking lips

 

It doesn't make sense because two of the words have swapped places.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
Cats have whiskers.
EDDIE SAYS
The words cats and whiskers have swapped places.
Well done, word detective - you have completed this activity!
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