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Exchange Two Words in Longer Sentences

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.

'Exchange Two Words in Longer Sentences' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Jumbled Sentences

Difficulty level:  

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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.

Here's another lovely activity for you to get your teeth into, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

there in many toys were the 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:

 

Ayaan couldn't find her anywhere book favourite

 

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 love building at sandcastles the beach

A sandcastle

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:

 

Luke played Yusuf and chess indoors

 

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 capital letters and a full stop where needed!

You've reached halfway - great work so far!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

had we extra playtime at school today

 

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 went to yesterday amazing museum an

 

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:

 

Ruby had toast on beans for breakfast

 

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 is a huge puddle there over 

Boy in muddy puddle

 

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:

 

Mum told to me tidy my 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!

This is the end of this activity - well done for persevering!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

I found a smooth shiny and pebble

 

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 another lovely activity for you to get your teeth into, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

there in many toys were the 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
There were many toys in the box.
EDDIE SAYS
The words in and were have swapped places. Did this one confuse you? Upon first reading, it could look like there was a spelling mistake and that it should have said 'is' not 'in'. This just shows how important it is to read the sentence at least twice! 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:

 

Ayaan couldn't find her anywhere book favourite

 

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
Ayaan couldn't find her favourite book anywhere.
EDDIE SAYS
The words book and favourite have swapped places. How did you do with this one? Did you remember to use a capital letter at the start of the sentence and full stop at the end?
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

I love building at sandcastles the beach

A sandcastle

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 love building sandcastles at the beach.
EDDIE SAYS
The words at and sandcastles have been swapped.
  • Question 4

Look at this sentence:

 

Luke played Yusuf and chess indoors

 

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 capital letters and a full stop where needed!

CORRECT ANSWER
Luke and Yusuf played chess indoors.
EDDIE SAYS
The words and and played have swapped places. Did you spot that you needed 2 capital letters to get this one correct? We must always use capital letters for proper nouns i.e. names of specific people, places or things.
  • Question 5

You've reached halfway - great work so far!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

had we extra playtime at school today

 

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 had extra playtime at school today.
EDDIE SAYS
The words we and had swapped places. You're doing really well, word detective!
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

I went to yesterday amazing museum an

 

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 went to an amazing museum yesterday.
EDDIE SAYS
The words yesterday and an have swapped places.
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

Ruby had toast on beans for breakfast

 

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
Ruby had beans on toast for breakfast.
EDDIE SAYS
The words beans and toast have swapped places. Mmmm, beans on toast! What is your favourite type of food?
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

there is a huge puddle there over 

Boy in muddy puddle

 

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 is a huge puddle over there.
EDDIE SAYS
The words there and over have swapped places. That looks so much fun, doesn't it?
  • Question 9

Look at this sentence:

 

Mum told to me tidy my 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
Mum told me to tidy my room.
EDDIE SAYS
The words to and me have swapped places. Last question coming up!
  • Question 10

This is the end of this activity - well done for persevering!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

I found a smooth shiny and pebble

 

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 found a smooth and shiny pebble.
EDDIE SAYS
The words shiny and and have swapped places.
If you quickly read this one, it may look correct already. Sometimes you can see what you expect to see written and not what is actually there. Be on your guard, as this type of challenge is trying to catch us out! Well done, word detective - another activity under your belt!
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