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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.

Hello there, word detective.

Are you ready to tackle a challenge?

 

Look at this sentence:

 

the giant clambered up his stairs of the castle

 

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:

many different fish of species live in the ocean   

 

A clown fish

 

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 must bring to remember my swimming kit tomorrow

 

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!

Keep going, word detective - you're doing great so far!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

the crowded yellow sun shone over the gleaming 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!

Halfway there!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

Mr Langley is and extremely hardworking an friendly teacher

 

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 a full stop!

Look at this sentence:

 

Alan rudely gobbled his butter and peanut jam sandwich

 

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 cat purred through the glass door and peered

 

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 learnt how to make a boat model today

A model boat

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 enjoy different collecting types of stamps and postcards

 

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 last one on this worksheet - amazing work so far!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

there was a tree tied around the ribbon trunk

 

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

Hello there, word detective.

Are you ready to tackle a challenge?

 

Look at this sentence:

 

the giant clambered up his stairs of the castle

 

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 giant clambered up the stairs of his castle.
EDDIE SAYS
The words his and the have swapped places. How did you get on with this one? Sometimes it is the ones with the smallest words that can be the hardest to spot. If you are having trouble with a jumbled sentence, try writing out the possible combinations until you find the correct 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:

many different fish of species live in the ocean   

 

A clown fish

 

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
Many different species of fish live in the ocean.
EDDIE SAYS
The words species and fish have swapped places. Have you come across the word species before? If you're not sure of its meaning, use a dictionary to find out more about the word and write it down in your own personal word bank to help you extend your vocabulary.
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

I must bring to remember my swimming kit tomorrow

 

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 must remember to bring my swimming kit tomorrow.
EDDIE SAYS
The words bring and remember have been swapped. Both of these words are verbs or doing words. Did you remember to check all the possible combinations to see which one was correct?
  • Question 4

Keep going, word detective - you're doing great so far!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

the crowded yellow sun shone over the gleaming 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
The gleaming yellow sun shone over the crowded beach.
EDDIE SAYS
The words crowded and gleaming have swapped places. Both of these words are adjectives which describe a noun, so in theory they could be swapped. However, the adjectives don't fit with the alternative noun well. The original jumbled sentence did not make sense because, although it is possible to have a gleaming beach, it is NOT possible to have a crowded sun!
  • Question 5

Halfway there!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

Mr Langley is and extremely hardworking an friendly teacher

 

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 a full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
Mr Langley is an extremely hardworking and friendly teacher.
EDDIE SAYS
The words and and an have swapped places. Quite a tricky one here, because the two words you need to swap are very similar in spelling and sound. In fact, many people will skim read the sentence and assume that the words are in the correct place - watch out for this trap detective!
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

Alan rudely gobbled his butter and peanut jam sandwich

 

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
Alan rudely gobbled his jam and peanut butter sandwich.
EDDIE SAYS
The words butter and jam have swapped places. Without the word peanut, it would not make a difference with order the words are written in. However, the word peanut goes with butter to become peanut butter. Who has ever heard of peanut jam?!? Are you getting the hang of these detective? Are you remembering to start your sentences with a capital letter and end each with a full stop? You can't make a sentence without at least one of each!
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

the cat purred through the glass door and peered

 

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 cat peered through the glass door and purred.
EDDIE SAYS
The words peered and purred have swapped places. These are both verbs in the past tense which are spelt very similarly, but they have quite different meanings. Some lovely sounding words here - do you know that it is called ALLITERATION when you have several words starting with the same letter sounds? How many other p words could we include in that sentence, I wonder?
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

I learnt how to make a boat model today

A model boat

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 learned how to make a model boat today.
EDDIE SAYS
The words boat and model have swapped places. We may understand what a boat model is, but the correct phrase grammatically is model boat. Nearly there, word detective!
  • Question 9

Look at this sentence:

 

I enjoy different collecting types of stamps and postcards

 

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 enjoy collecting different types of stamps and postcards.
EDDIE SAYS
The words collecting and different have swapped places. Do you collect anything? It can be a lot of fun collecting and there are so many things you could choose - from football stickers to coins, from shells to teapots!
  • Question 10

The last one on this worksheet - amazing work so far!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

there was a tree tied around the ribbon trunk

 

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 was a ribbon tied around the tree trunk.
EDDIE SAYS
The words ribbon and tree have swapped places. Both of these words are nouns, but we can only tie a ribbon, not a tree. You have completed this activity, word detective and hopefully, you feel that you are making good progress. Great sentence sorting!
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