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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 un-jumble 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!

You're off, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

fluttered the and my butterfly hand on delicate room around a landed 

 

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!

Ready for another one?

 

Look at this sentence:

 

school for rehearsals will upcoming class be having play the our

 

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:

 

packet corner biscuits fifty the costs shop at chocolate a of pence

 

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:

 

balloons the disco decorated with school children the colourful the for hall

 

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 halfway there, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

the England book I extremely am history about interesting reading of an

 

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 capital letters and a full stop!

Look at this sentence:

 

rubbish to recycle today important our learnt about we why is it 

 

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:

 

lemonade some dozen make I that lemons, so make purchased a 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!

Look at this sentence:

 

enormous the attempted to find way children their out maze of the 

 

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:

 

sunny going discover that I delighted be to was it 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 full stop!

And here you are on the final question, how does that make you feel?

 

Look at this sentence:

 

long sprout I it how wonder will take this to for seed 

 

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

You're off, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

fluttered the and my butterfly hand on delicate room around a landed 

 

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
A delicate butterfly fluttered around the room and landed on my hand.
EDDIE SAYS
Remember what to do here? Start by matching up groups of words: a delicate butterfly, on my hand, around the room. The subject of the sentence is the butterfly and it has two verbs to go with it fluttered and landed. What do you have so far? A delicate butterfly... fluttered... around the room... landed... on my hand. Just add the conjunction and into this sentence and you're there!
  • Question 2

Ready for another one?

 

Look at this sentence:

 

school for rehearsals will upcoming class be having play the our

 

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
Our class will be having rehearsals for the upcoming school play.
EDDIE SAYS
Let's sort this one out! What groups of words can we build? School play, will be having, rehearsals for and our class. The subject has to go with the verb will be having, which cannot relate to the school play but must be our class. So, now we have: Our class... will be having... rehearsals for.... the school play. All you have to do now is add in the remaining word upcoming. Brilliant!
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

packet corner biscuits fifty the costs shop at chocolate a of pence

 

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
A packet of chocolate biscuits costs fifty pence at the corner shop.
EDDIE SAYS
Some yummy words here! Let's get sorting: a packet of, chocolate biscuits, fifty pence and the corner shop. The verb in the sentence is costs so the subject that goes with that will not be the shop, but will be the biscuits instead. Now we have: A packet of... chocolate biscuits... costs... fifty pence.... at the corner shop. You're done!
  • Question 4

Look at this sentence:

 

balloons the disco decorated with school children the colourful the for hall

 

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 children decorated the hall with colourful balloons for the school disco.
The children decorated the hall for the school disco with colourful balloons.
EDDIE SAYS
There are two possible options here, depending on the order you choose. However, we start by sorting out the groups of words as usual: colourful balloons and school disco. The verb in the sentence is decorated and the subject that must go with this verb is the children. We now have: The children decorated... colourful balloons... the school disco. Simply add in the remaining four words so it makes sense. You have a choice of adding the phrase 'for the school disco' first or 'with colourful balloons. Both of these sentences make sense and are grammatically correct.
  • Question 5

You're halfway there, word detective!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

the England book I extremely am history about interesting reading of an

 

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 capital letters and a full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
I am reading an extremely interesting book about the history of England.
EDDIE SAYS
This one is quite tricky at first glance but let's break it down. What groups of words can we find? The history of England, extremely interesting and 'book about. The subject is I and the verb is am reading so we now have: I am reading... extremely interesting... book about... the history of England. Just a few small words to add and you have your sentence!
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

rubbish to recycle today important our learnt about we why is it 

 

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
Today we learnt about why it is important to recycle our rubbish.
EDDIE SAYS
An important message in this sentence - so let's try and decode it! What groups of words can we find? It is important and recycle rubbish. The verb is learnt and the subject is we. We now have: we learnt... it is important... recycle rubbish. It should be much easier to find places to add the remaining words so that the sentence makes sense now. How did you get on with this?
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

lemonade some dozen make I that lemons, so make purchased a 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 purchased a dozen lemons, so that I could make some lemonade.
EDDIE SAYS
Watch out for the comma! We know that there will be two clauses and that they will be separated by a comma, but the comma MUST stay attached to the same word (lemons). What is the conjunction provided? It is the word so. What else do we know? We know that the verbs available are purchased and could make, and the subject must be I. Also, the word dozen must go with the lemons as it is the only plural noun. Let's put all those clues together now: I purchased... a dozen lemons,... so that... I could make... some lemonade. YES - you have it!
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

enormous the attempted to find way children their out maze of the 

 

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 children attempted to find their way out of the enormous maze.
EDDIE SAYS
This one looks a bit easier to sort out. What groups of words can we make? The children, enormous maze, out of and their way. The available verbs are attempted and to find and the subject is the children. Here we go: The children... attempted to find... their way... out of... the enormous maze. Done it!
  • Question 9

Look at this sentence:

 

sunny going discover that I delighted be to was it 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 full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
I was delighted to discover that it was going to be sunny.
EDDIE SAYS
Don't get confused with all your verb tenses here! You have lots of verbs which need to be matched up: was delighted, to discover, it was going and to be. The subject is I. Let's try and put it all together! I was delighted... to discover... it was going... to be. You only have the words that and sunny to add now. Do you know where they should go?
  • Question 10

And here you are on the final question, how does that make you feel?

 

Look at this sentence:

 

long sprout I it how wonder will take this to for seed 

 

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 long it will take for this seed to sprout.
EDDIE SAYS
The final one - are you feeling confident? Can you match up the subjects with their verbs? They are I with wonder'and this seed with sprout. You now have the beginning and end of the sentence and you just need to fill in the middle with the other words! The words how long it will take for make sense together, so add it in and see how your sentence looks. You've done it!
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