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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 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.

Are you ready for another challenge, word detective?

Look at this sentence:

 

the meal very was tasty

 

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:

 

she carefully the opened box

 

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 were many flowers different

Bouquet of flowers

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:

 

crept she up the stairs

 

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 this worksheet already!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

they had football playing fun

 

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:

 

my cat is Nibbles called

 

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:

 

later will have dessert we

A green jelly

 

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:

 

Tom rode new his bike

 

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 be can very tiring

 

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 the last question, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

the trip interesting quite 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!

  • Question 1

Are you ready for another challenge, word detective?

Look at this sentence:

 

the meal very was tasty

 

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 meal was very tasty.
EDDIE SAYS
The words very and was have swapped places to make a sensible sentence. Did you get this one? 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:

 

she carefully the opened box

 

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 carefully opened the box.
EDDIE SAYS
The words opened and the have swapped places. Are you getting the hang of these now? Did you remember your capital letter and full stop?
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

there were many flowers different

Bouquet of flowers

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 were many different flowers.
EDDIE SAYS
The words flowers and different have been swapped.
  • Question 4

Look at this sentence:

 

crept she up the stairs

 

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 crept up the stairs.
EDDIE SAYS
The words crept and she have swapped places. It sounds as if she is doing some detecting too! How are you getting on with your word detecting?
  • Question 5

Halfway through this worksheet already!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

they had football playing fun

 

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
They had fun playing football.
EDDIE SAYS
The words football and fun have swapped places. Are you remembering your full stop and capital letters? You can't make a sentence without one of each!
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

my cat is Nibbles called

 

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 cat is called Nibbles.
EDDIE SAYS
The words Nibbles and called have swapped places. Did you notice that Nibbles is the name of the cat and not what he is doing - it is the capital letter that gives this fact away!
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

later will have dessert we

A green jelly

 

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
We will have dessert later.
EDDIE SAYS
The words later and we have swapped places. Were you confused by this one? Did you think it might be 'Later, we will have dessert.' This sentence does make sense but only one word had been moved, the word 'we', so it wasn't swapping places with any other word. This means it cannot be the correct answer. Did you spell dessert correctly? With one s, it spells desert and we would like like to have sand to eat after our meal!
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

Tom rode new his bike

 

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 rode his new bike.
EDDIE SAYS
The words his and new have swapped places. Nearly there, word detective!
  • Question 9

Look at this sentence:

 

swimming be can very tiring

 

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
Swimming can be very tiring.
EDDIE SAYS
The words be and can have swapped places. We hope you're not finding this activity too tiring!
  • Question 10

Here's the last question, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

the trip interesting quite 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 trip was quite interesting.
EDDIE SAYS
The words was and interesting have swapped places.
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