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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:

 

fishing went Tom

 

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!

Here's another one to try.

 

Look at this sentence:

 

smiled girl the

 

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:

 

door the opened

 

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:

 

strawberries picked Simra

A basket of strawberries

 

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!

Halfway there already, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

phone my rang

 

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:

 

played children the

 

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:

 

monster the roared

 

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:

 

friendly are dogs  

Dog wagging tail

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:

 

holiday on I'm

 

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!

Wow, you've reached the final question already!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

shopping went Dad

 

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:

 

fishing went Tom

 

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
Tom went fishing.
EDDIE SAYS
The words fishing and Tom have swapped places. Did you spot that switch? If you are finding this hard, try writing down all the possible answers until you find the one that 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

Here's another one to try.

 

Look at this sentence:

 

smiled girl the

 

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 girl smiled.
EDDIE SAYS
The words girl and smiled have swapped places. It makes a lot more sense now doesn't it? Did you remember your capital letter and full stop?
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

door the opened

 

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 door opened.
EDDIE SAYS
The words door and opened have changed places. Hopefully, you are getting the hang of these, word detective.
  • Question 4

Look at this sentence:

 

strawberries picked Simra

A basket of strawberries

 

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
Simra picked strawberries.
EDDIE SAYS
The words Simra and strawberries have swapped places. Did you find this a bit trickier? If a name is included in the sentence, it can be easy to spot because it will start with a capital letter. But don't be tricked into thinking that this MUST mean it starts the sentence.
  • Question 5

Halfway there already, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

phone my rang

 

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
My phone rang.
EDDIE SAYS
The words my and phone have swapped places. Did you use your capital letter and full stop in the correct place? Ready for another one?
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

played children the

 

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 children played.
EDDIE SAYS
The words played and the have swapped places.
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

monster the roared

 

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 monster roared.
EDDIE SAYS
The words the and monster have swapped places.
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

friendly are dogs  

Dog wagging tail

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 friendly.
EDDIE SAYS
The words dogs and friendly have swapped places. Do you agree with this statement? The dog in this picture certainly looks friendly! Nearly there, word detective!
  • Question 9

Look at this sentence:

 

holiday on I'm

 

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
I'm on holiday.
EDDIE SAYS
The words I'm and holiday have swapped places. Did you know that the word I'm is actually two words stuck together with an apostrophe in the middle to replace a missing letter? The two words are actually I and am.
  • Question 10

Wow, you've reached the final question already!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

shopping went Dad

 

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
Dad went shopping.
EDDIE SAYS
The words Dad and shopping have swapped places.
How did you get on with this activity, word detective? Try another one in this series if you think you need some more practice. If you found this one easy, then try a higher level.
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