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Rearrange Simple Sentences (Four 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 (Four Words)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Jumbled Sentences

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Ready for your next 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!

A 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.

Here's a juicy challenge for you, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

Hannah her on put boots

 

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:

 

there are children thirty here

 

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:

 

I really playing enjoy tennis

 

A girl playing tennis

 

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:

 

the window open wide 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!

Halfway through already, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

Hassan practised his tables times

 

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:

 

the purple was painted room

 

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:

 

going fun is really camping

A family in a tent

 

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:

 

the scary loudly stamped beast

 

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:

 

Harjit biscuits some chocolate baked

 

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!

And here's the final question, already!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

the jewel very was shiny

 

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

Here's a juicy challenge for you, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

Hannah her on put boots

 

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
Hannah put on her boots.
EDDIE SAYS
The words her and put have swapped places. How did you get on with this one? If you found it hard to work out, try writing down all the possible combinations until you get a sentence 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

Look at this sentence:

 

there are children thirty here

 

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
There are thirty children here.
EDDIE SAYS
The words children and thirty have swapped places. Did you remember to use a capital letter and full stop in your sentence? Did you spot this sneaky pair, word detective?
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

I really playing enjoy tennis

 

A girl playing tennis

 

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 really enjoy playing tennis.
EDDIE SAYS
The words enjoy and tennis have swapped places. Do you enjoy playing tennis or do you prefer a different sport?
  • Question 4

Look at this sentence:

 

the window open wide 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
The window was wide open.
EDDIE SAYS
The words open and was have swapped places. Did you think it might have been: The window was open wide? That sentence does make sense but only one word would have been in the wrong place - the word was and it hadn't swapped with any other word, so this couldn't be the correct answer.
  • Question 5

Halfway through already, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

Hassan practised his tables times

 

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
Hassan practised his times tables.
EDDIE SAYS
The words tables and times have swapped places.
You are doing really well with these, keep up the great work!
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

the purple was painted room

 

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 room was painted purple.
EDDIE SAYS
The words room and purple have swapped places. Great sentence sorting skills!
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

going fun is really camping

A family in a tent

 

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
Going camping is really fun.
EDDIE SAYS
The words camping and fun have swapped places. Have you been camping before, and did you think it was fun? I guess it depends a lot on the weather!
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

the scary loudly stamped beast

 

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 scary beast stamped loudly.
EDDIE SAYS
The words beast and loudly have swapped places. Have you been remembering your capital letters and full stops? You need at least one of each to build a sentence. Nearly finished, word detective!
  • Question 9

Look at this sentence:

 

Harjit biscuits some chocolate baked

 

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
Harjit baked some chocolate biscuits.
EDDIE SAYS
The words baked and biscuits have swapped places. Mmmmm, sounds yummy!
  • Question 10

And here's the final question, already!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

the jewel very was shiny

 

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 jewel was very shiny.
EDDIE SAYS
The words was and very have swapped places.
You have un-jumbled 10 sentences here word detective. Great detecting skills!!
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