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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!
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.

Look at this sentence:

 

the children were the in playing garden

 

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 another one... look at this sentence:

 

the monster had arms long and legs

 

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:

 

underneath a rug was the small key

 

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:

 

we played some games time dinner before

 

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 halfway mark, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

lots of assembly got certificates in children

 

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:

 

wonder I what time the play starts

 

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:

 

a classroom flew into our pigeon yesterday

A pigeon

 

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:

 

bats were in around flying the cave

 

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:

 

space sometimes think about life in I

A boy pretending to be an astronaut

 

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 favourite sandwich is filling peanut butter

 

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:

 

the children were the in playing garden

 

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 were playing in the garden.
EDDIE SAYS
The words playing and the have swapped places. Did you spot this switcheroo, word detective? 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

And another one... look at this sentence:

 

the monster had arms long and legs

 

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 had long arms and legs.
EDDIE SAYS
The words long and arms have swapped places. Did you use a capital letter at the start of your sentence and a full stop at the end?
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

underneath a rug was the small key

 

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
Underneath the rug was a small key.
EDDIE SAYS
The words a and the have been swapped, which may have been tricky to spot. It could just about make sense the way it was, but it sounds much better with the words a and the swapped over. This is because we are talking about a particular rug, rather than just any rug, so it needs to be the rug not a rug.
  • Question 4

Look at this sentence:

 

we played some games time dinner before

 

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 played some games before dinner time.
EDDIE SAYS
The words before and time have swapped places.
  • Question 5

The halfway mark, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

lots of assembly got certificates in children

 

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
Lots of children got certificates in assembly.
EDDIE SAYS
The words assembly and children have swapped places. How are you getting on with these? You can use the meaning of the sentence to help you out too. Here, we know that assembly, certificates and children are key words. What usually happens in your assemblies? This is called a context clue, where we use the sense of the whole sentence to help us reach the correct answer.
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

wonder I what time the play starts

 

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 wonder what time the play starts.
EDDIE SAYS
The words wonder and I have swapped places.
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

a classroom flew into our pigeon yesterday

A pigeon

 

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
A pigeon flew into our classroom yesterday.
EDDIE SAYS
The words classroom and pigeon have swapped places in this sentence. Do you think that children and pigeons could swap places in the classroom?!
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

bats were in around flying the cave

 

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
Bats were flying around in the cave.
EDDIE SAYS
The words flying and in have swapped places here.
  • Question 9

Look at this sentence:

 

space sometimes think about life in I

A boy pretending to be an astronaut

 

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 sometimes think about life in space.
EDDIE SAYS
The words I and space have swapped places. What do you like thinking about? Does space interest you? Only one more question to go now!
  • Question 10

Look at this sentence:

 

my favourite sandwich is filling peanut butter

 

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 favourite sandwich filling is peanut butter.
EDDIE SAYS
The words filling and is have swapped places.
How did you find this worksheet? Hopefully you are using your full stops and capital letters in all the correct places now. It is a shame to lose marks on these elements if you have un-jumbled the sentence correctly, so always check these last before you move on to the next question!
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