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Sentence Work: Does it make sense? 1

In this worksheet, students will listen to, read and correct a variety of sentences.

'Sentence Work: Does it make sense? 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:  Sentence Awareness

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

When we write we need to check that our sentences make sense.

We need to check that our words are written in the correct order.

 

AUDIO

Press the button to listen to the sentences written below.

1. Black and white is dog this.

2. This dog is black and white.

 

 

Read them out loud again to yourself.

Which one sounds better? Which one makes more sense?

'This dog is black and white' are written in the correct order.

 

In this worksheet, you are going to decide which sentences make sense to help you find out facts about different animals.

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

1. Hamsters nocturnal are and sleep day in the.

2. Hamsters are nocturnal and sleep in the day.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Hamsters nocturnal are and sleep day in the.

Hamsters are nocturnal and sleep in the day.

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1. Moles like to eat, ants, spiders and grubs.

2. Ants, spiders and grubs, moles like to eat.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Moles like to eat, ants, spiders and grubs.

Ants, spiders and grubs, moles like to eat.

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

1. Foxes can run to up thirty miles per hour.

2. Foxes can run up to thirty miles per hour.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Foxes can run to up thirty miles per hour.

Foxes can run up to thirty miles per hour.

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

 

1. Brown bears dig cozy caves with their long claws.

2. Brown bears cozy caves dig long their with claws.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Brown bears dig cozy caves with their long claws.

Brown bears cozy caves dig long their with claws.

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

 


1. ​Camels Bactrian in China and Mongolia only live.

2. Bactrian Camels only live in China and Mongolia.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Camels Bactrian in China and Mongolia only live.

Bactrian Camels only live in China and Mongolia.

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

1. Can have as many rabbits babies as twenty five in one year!​

2. Rabbits can have as many as twenty five babies in one year!

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Can have as many rabbits babies as twenty five in one year!

Rabbits can have as many as twenty five babies in one year!

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

1. Have sharks been on earth for twenty five million years at least.

2. Sharks have been on earth for at least twenty five million years.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Have sharks been on earth for twenty five million years at least.

Sharks have been on earth for at least twenty five million years.

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

1. Turtles only leave the water to lay their eggs.

2. Only turtles leave the water to lay their eggs.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Turtles only leave the water to lay their eggs.

Only turtles leave the water to lay their eggs.

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 


1. Tell you can that toads do not necks have?

2. Can you tell that toads do not have necks?

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Tell you can that toads do not necks have?

Can you tell that toads do not have necks?

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

1. Gorillas make nests out of leaves and branches.

2. Gorillas make nests of out leaves and branches.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Gorillas make nests out of leaves and branches.

Gorillas make nests of out leaves and branches.

  • Question 1

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

1. Hamsters nocturnal are and sleep day in the.

2. Hamsters are nocturnal and sleep in the day.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Hamsters are nocturnal and sleep in the day.
EDDIE SAYS
If you read this carefully out loud you will hear that the first answer does not make sense. However, your first clue should have been that the sentence missed out the word 'are' after 'hamsters'. There are many hamsters and so the word 'are' is necessary after the word 'hamsters' to make the sentence make sense.
  • Question 2

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1. Moles like to eat, ants, spiders and grubs.

2. Ants, spiders and grubs, moles like to eat.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Moles like to eat, ants, spiders and grubs.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you read it out loud? If you did you will have been able to hear which word order sounds better. Another clue is that sentences that contain lists mainly have the lists at the end of the sentence.
  • Question 3

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

1. Foxes can run to up thirty miles per hour.

2. Foxes can run up to thirty miles per hour.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Foxes can run up to thirty miles per hour.
EDDIE SAYS
This is another one where reading it out loud will help you. The first sentence as it's written, does not make sense. It's so important to get words in the right order, so your reader doesn't struggle to understand you.
  • Question 4

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

 

1. Brown bears dig cozy caves with their long claws.

2. Brown bears cozy caves dig long their with claws.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Brown bears dig cozy caves with their long claws.
EDDIE SAYS
I think you must have the hang of this now! The only sentence that a reader will be able to understand is the first answer, this is because the word order in the second is all jumbled up.
  • Question 5

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

 


1. ​Camels Bactrian in China and Mongolia only live.

2. Bactrian Camels only live in China and Mongolia.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Bactrian Camels only live in China and Mongolia.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? Again, only one of these sentences as it is makes sense. The other has all of the right words but in a confusing order.
  • Question 6

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

1. Can have as many rabbits babies as twenty five in one year!​

2. Rabbits can have as many as twenty five babies in one year!

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Rabbits can have as many as twenty five babies in one year!
EDDIE SAYS
Here's a surprising fact. You'll notice as you read these two sentences out loud that you were only surprised by one, the other doesn't make sense!
  • Question 7

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

1. Have sharks been on earth for twenty five million years at least.

2. Sharks have been on earth for at least twenty five million years.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Sharks have been on earth for at least twenty five million years.
EDDIE SAYS
Here's another amazing fact. However, it's only amazing to the reader if they can understand it. 25 million years... that's a lot of birthdays!
  • Question 8

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

1. Turtles only leave the water to lay their eggs.

2. Only turtles leave the water to lay their eggs.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Turtles only leave the water to lay their eggs.
EDDIE SAYS
The word placement here is very important. By putting 'turtles' before 'only' it suggests that for the rest of the time turtles stay in the water. The second sentence (that is wrong) puts 'only' before 'turtles' suggesting that turtles are the only animal to leave the water, and we know that's not true.... think seals, sea lions for some examples!
  • Question 9

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 


1. Tell you can that toads do not necks have?

2. Can you tell that toads do not have necks?

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Can you tell that toads do not have necks?
EDDIE SAYS
This question just requires careful reading. The first sentence doesn't make any sense at all!
  • Question 10

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

 

1. Gorillas make nests out of leaves and branches.

2. Gorillas make nests of out leaves and branches.

 

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Gorillas make nests out of leaves and branches.
EDDIE SAYS
Got it? A few sneaky words in the wrong order and one of these sentences doesn't make any sense. Reading your work out loud really does have a benefit when it comes to removing little mistakes!
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