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Exchange Two Words in Sentences with More Than One Clause

In this worksheet, students will find two words in a jumbled sentence which need to be swapped for the sentence to make sense.

'Exchange Two Words in Sentences with More Than One Clause' 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?  

Some word trickster has been up to no good 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:

There were field cows grazing in the seven.

 

Can you work out which two words do not fit in with the sentence and have been swapped around?

 

Field and seven should be swapped for the sentence to make sense.

This would give us:

There were seven cows grazing in the field.

The sentence sounds much better now that the words have been swapped!

A cow

Now it’s your turn to track down the two words that have been sneakily swapped.

Good luck!


 

Pssstt!! Here’s a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:

First, read the sentence slowly and think about the topic of the sentence.

Then, think about which two words don’t quite fit in their place.

If you are finding it tricky,  it might help to write the sentence out on a sheet of paper after you have corrected it, so you can check the new sentence makes sense.

Welcome to this activity, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

Samuel packed the suitcase for a holiday to his Greek Islands

 

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!

Look at this sentence:

 

Lottie received with delight when she squealed her gift

 

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:

 

enjoyable pebbles at the beach is an collecting activity

A pebble beach

 

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:

 

Rose flung the door outside and excitedly leaped open

 

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!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

the enormous ladders had legs as long as alien

A tall ladder

 

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 dining table contained an antique room and chairs

 

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 picked some ripe lemons to make with lemonade

 

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:

 

Musa wanted that he exclaimed to attend karate lessons

 

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 myself poured a small glass of orange juice

 

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!

You have reached the final question of this activity, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

Stanley gaped at the creature stood that before him

 

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

Welcome to this activity, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

Samuel packed the suitcase for a holiday to his Greek Islands

 

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!

CORRECT ANSWER
Samuel packed his suitcase for a holiday to the Greek Islands.
EDDIE SAYS
The words the and his have swapped places. Although the original sentence does sound possible, it is unlikely that Samuel actually owns the Greek Islands - that they are his! 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:

 

Lottie received with delight when she squealed her gift

 

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
Lottie squealed with delight when she received her gift.
EDDIE SAYS
The words squealed and received have swapped places. Often the words that have been swapped are of the same category, in this case verbs. It's a top tip to look out for words of the same category which you could switch. Did you get this one right?
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

enjoyable pebbles at the beach is an collecting activity

A pebble beach

 

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
Collecting pebbles at the beach is an enjoyable activity.
EDDIE SAYS
The words enjoyable and collecting have been swapped. Remember that if you are finding some of the sentences tricky, try writing down all the possible combinations until one of them sounds right!
  • Question 4

Look at this sentence:

 

Rose flung the door outside and excitedly leaped open

 

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
Rose flung the door open and excitedly leaped outside.
EDDIE SAYS
The words open and outside have swapped places. This time we have the two adjectives in this sentence switching places. You're doing well with these, word detective!
  • Question 5

Halfway there already!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

the enormous ladders had legs as long as alien

A tall ladder

 

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 enormous alien had legs as long as ladders.
EDDIE SAYS
The words alien and ladders have swapped places. Both of these words are nouns. We can use the fact that one is plural and one singular to help us - the ladders and legs are both plural so they must work together in the sentence. Did you find this hard? Remember that you can always write out different combinations to see if one sounds right.
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

the dining table contained an antique room and chairs

 

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 dining room contained an antique table and chairs.
EDDIE SAYS
The words room and table have swapped places. Again, both of these words are nouns. It may be a little tricky to spot as 'dining table' is a common phrase so it does not stand out as incorrect in this context. You're nearly there, word detective - don't give up now!
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

I picked some ripe lemons to make with lemonade

 

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 picked some ripe lemons to make lemonade with.
EDDIE SAYS
The words lemonade and with have swapped places. That was quite a hard one, wasn't it? Did it make you feel thirsty too?
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

Musa wanted that he exclaimed to attend karate lessons

 

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
Musa exclaimed that he wanted to attend karate lessons.
EDDIE SAYS
The words wanted and exclaimed have swapped places. Both of these words are verbs in the past tense. Have you come across the word karate before? If you find words that are new to you in these activities, write them down and take the time to look them up in a dictionary to help to expand your vocabulary.
  • Question 9

Look at this sentence:

 

I myself poured a small glass of orange juice

 

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 poured myself a small glass of orange juice.
EDDIE SAYS
The words myself and poured have swapped places. Have you been remembering to use a capital letter and full stop? You can't make a sentence without one of each! Brilliant - you've only got one more question to go!
  • Question 10

You have reached the final question of this activity, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

Stanley gaped at the creature stood that before him

 

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
Stanley gaped at the creature that stood before him.
EDDIE SAYS
The words that and stood have swapped places. How are you getting on with these questions? Hopefully, you are finding that they are getting easier with practice. Great sentence sorting!
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