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Rearrange a Fully-Jumbled Sentence

In this worksheet, students will rearrange the words in a jumbled sentence so that the sentence makes sense.

'Rearrange a Fully-Jumbled Sentence' 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?  

Somebody has been up to their old tricks again, but this time they’ve been moving words!


 

In the sentence below, someone has sneakily jumbled all the words together so that it doesn’t make sense any more.
 

Look at the jumbled sentence below:

purrs my fur when I cat stroke silky her loudly

 

Can you work out how to unjumble the words so that the sentence makes sense?


First, we need to see if we can group any of the words together.

We can see that my cat and her silky fur go together.
 

Next, we need to look for any verbs and match them with their subjects.

The verbs in the sentence are: purrs and stroke.

Can you match these with the subjects which are: my cat and I?

Did you get my cat purrs and I stroke?

 

Let’s put that together and this gives us:

My cat purrs... I stroke her silky fur.
 

Now, we only have to add the word loudly and join the parts of the sentence with the word when and we have our sentence:

My cat purrs loudly when I stroke her silky fur.

A boy with a tabby cat

 

Now it’s your turn to rearrange the words  that have been sneakily swapped.

Good luck!

Are you ready for a fully-jumbled sentence challenge?

 

Look at this sentence:

 

preparing customers the for chef meals restaurant enjoyed really in the his

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

Here's another one!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

absolutely food basket for picnic wicker was the with the brimming afternoon 

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

Look at this sentence:

 

have decide to potatoes gravy my I with roast can't simply whether 

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter, apostrophe and full stop!

Look at this sentence:

 

hill, ascended eagerly the kite fly could my that I so could

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter, comma and full stop!

You're halfway there!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

trip to school wrote the about factory Jenny biscuit her

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

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:

 

pencil be need all pencils pot sharpened the in of the to

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

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:

 

species I many there world in wonder how birds the of are

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

Look at this sentence:

 

robot constructing cereal am out boxes I of items a other and 

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

You're nearly there, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

collection are two approximately types there of coins my in dozen

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

You've reached the final question - well done!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

many saw I hanging delicious on orchard the trees apples the in 

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

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 a fully-jumbled sentence challenge?

 

Look at this sentence:

 

preparing customers the for chef meals restaurant enjoyed really in the his

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
The chef really enjoyed preparing meals for the customers in his restaurant.
EDDIE SAYS
There's a lot of words to sort out here! Let's start by matching some obvious groups of words together. That gives us: the chef, in his restaurant, preparing meals and really enjoyed. The subject of the sentence is the chef and the verb that goes with the subject is enjoyed. So, it should be easier to put it all together now: The chef ...really enjoyed ....preparing meals....in his restaurant. Now you have to fit in the last three words 'for the customers' where they sound best and you've made your sentence!
  • Question 2

Here's another one!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

absolutely food basket for picnic wicker was the with the brimming afternoon 

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
The wicker basket was absolutely brimming with food for the afternoon picnic.
EDDIE SAYS
Once again, let's try matching up some obvious groups of words to see if it makes more sense: The adverb absolutely has to go with the verb phrase was brimming. The adjective wicker has to go with the word basket. The noun food goes well with the words for the picnic. The subject of the sentence is the wicker basket so the sentence must start: The wicker basket was absolutely brimming... And suddenly, your sentence begins to emerge! The wicker basket... was absolutely brimming ...with food for the picnic. Finally, where shall we add afternoon? It can only go before the word picnic. You've done it!
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

have decide to potatoes gravy my I with roast can't simply whether 

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter, apostrophe and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
I simply can't decide whether to have gravy with my roast potatoes.
EDDIE SAYS
You know what to do! Let's match some words up: roast potatoes, can't decide, whether to have. Were you tricked by the words have and decide next to each to other - did you think it might be have decided? You need to watch out for little traps like this that are trying to catch you out!
The subject of the sentence is I so you now get: I ...can't decide...whether to have ... You can try out the remaining words in different combinations until it sounds right and finally, add in the word simply where it fits best. There will often be a word that is left at the end which makes you have to really stop and think - but that's something word detectives become very good at!
  • Question 4

Look at this sentence:

 

hill, ascended eagerly the kite fly could my that I so could

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter, comma and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
I eagerly ascended the hill, so that I could fly my kite.
EDDIE SAYS
This one looks different doesn't it - it contains a comma. That means that it has two clauses, so you have an extra challenge here! The comma must stay attached to the word it is linked to which, in this case, is hill. Let's sort those words out: The adverb eagerly will go with the verb ascended, and this will go with the hill. Another group of words will be fly my kite. The subject of the sentence is I and the conjunction joining the clauses is so. Now we have : I... eagerly ascended the hill,... so... fly my kite. All that is left now is to add the words that I could and the sentence is complete.
  • Question 5

You're halfway there!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

trip to school wrote the about factory Jenny biscuit her

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and a full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
Jenny wrote about her school trip to the biscuit factory.
EDDIE SAYS
Which groups of words do we have here? Let's sort them out: school trip, biscuit factory and wrote about. The subject is Jenny and the only verb phrase is 'wrote about', so we now have the makings of a sentence. It's easy once you start sorting, isn't it?
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

pencil be need all pencils pot sharpened the in of the to

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and a full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
All of the pencils in the pencil pot need to be sharpened.
EDDIE SAYS
A lot of repeated words here so we need to be careful! Let's try and group some together: pencil pot, all of the pencils, need to be. What do all the pencils need to be? That's right - sharpened! Have we sorted our sentence out now? All of the pencils need to be sharpened... But where can we include the words in the pencil pot? The only place where this phrase could go is in the middle of the sentence. So there we have it - a lovely un-jumbled sentence!
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

species I many there world in wonder how birds the of are

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
I wonder how many species of birds there are in the world.
EDDIE SAYS
Are you getting the hang of these now? Are there any obvious groups of words which belong together here? How about: species of birds, in the world and how many. The subject is I and the verb to go with the subject is wonder. So, we now have: I wonder... how many... species of birds... in the world. Where should we add the final two words there are? There's really only one place where they fit - after the word birds and before the phrase 'in the world'. So you have made your sentence!
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

robot constructing cereal am out boxes I of items a other and 

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
I am constructing a robot out of cereal boxes and other items.
EDDIE SAYS
Let's get to work on those groups of words! We have: cereal boxes, other items, am constructing. The subject is I and the verb goes with the subject, so we now have: I am constructing... cereal boxes and other items. What are you constructing? A robot! Now it all becomes clear doesn't it?
  • Question 9

You're nearly there, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

collection are two approximately types there of coins my in dozen

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
There are approximately two dozen types of coins in my collection.
EDDIE SAYS
Let's start sorting! What groups can we make? Two dozen, there are, types of coins, my collection. So, we now have: There are... two dozen... types of coins... my collection. Just add the words in and approximately in the correct places and you're done!
  • Question 10

You've reached the final question - well done!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

many saw I hanging delicious on orchard the trees apples the in 

 

It doesn't make sense because the words have been jumbled up.

Write the sentence with the words in their correct places.

 

Remember to put in a capital letter and full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
I saw many delicious apples hanging on the trees in the orchard.
EDDIE SAYS
This time, let's match up the subjects with their verbs: I with saw and apples with hanging. Other groups of words could be: in the orchard, on the trees and many delicious apples. Do these groupings give us our sentence? I saw... many delicious apples hanging... on the trees... in the orchard. YES - terrific work, word detective!
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