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Sentence Work: Does it make sense? 2

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

'Sentence Work: Does it make sense? 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Sentence Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

 

Little girl colouring in

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

Read the two sentences below.

black and white dog lying down

1. Is this dog black and white?

2. Black and white is dog this?

 

little boy thinking

Read them out loud again to yourself.

Which one sounds better? Which one makes more sense?

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

little boy who looks surprised

WATCH OUT for words that don't fit, are in the wrong order or strange punctuation!

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 

Hamsters can catch cold a humans from.

2.

Hamsters can catch a cold from humans.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Hamsters can catch cold a humans from.

Hamsters can catch a cold from humans.

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 

Moles has poison in the saliva which paralysed worms and insects.

2.

Moles have poison in their saliva which paralyses worms and insects.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Moles has poison in the saliva which paralysed worms and insects.

Moles have poison in their saliva which paralyses worms and insects.

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 

Foxes have large, triangular ears, which helps them hear their prey.

2.

Foxes have, large triangular ears, which helps them hear their prey.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

 

Foxes have large, triangular ears, which helps them hear their prey.

Foxes have, large triangular ears, which helps them hear their prey.�

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 

Brown bears love to eat salmon and other fish.

 

2.

Brown bears loves to eat salmon and other fish.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

 
Brown bears love to eat salmon and other fruit.

Brown bears loves to eat salmon and other fish.

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 


​In which countries do Bactrian camels live!

 

2.

​In which countries do Bactrian camels live?

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

 
 
In which countries do Bactrian camels live!

In which countries do Bactrian camels live?

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 


Baby rabbits only stay with their mums for two weeks.

 

2.

Babies rabbits stay only with their mums for two weeks.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Baby rabbits only stay with their mums for two weeks.

Babies rabbits stay only with their mums for two weeks.

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 


Sharks can detect a human heartbeat!

2.

Sharks can detect a human heartbeat?

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Sharks can detect a human heartbeat!

Sharks can detect a human heartbeat?

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 


Turtles lay their soft eggs in sand dirt or in grass.

2.

Turtles lay their soft eggs in sand, dirt, or in grass.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Turtles lay their soft eggs in sand dirt or in grass.

Turtles lay their soft eggs in sand, dirt, or in grass.

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 


Toads has no neck.

2.

Toads have no necks.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Toads has no neck.

Toads have no necks.

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 


Gorillas use their hands and bodies to communicate too.

2.


Gorillas use their hands and bodies to communicate.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

Gorillas use their hands and bodies to communicate too.

Gorillas use their hands and bodies to communicate.

  • Question 1

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 

Hamsters can catch cold a humans from.

2.

Hamsters can catch a cold from humans.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Hamsters can catch a cold from humans.
EDDIE SAYS
Can you believe it? Hamsters really can catch colds from humans. The words are in the correct order because you know who does what in this sentence.
  • Question 2

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 

Moles has poison in the saliva which paralysed worms and insects.

2.

Moles have poison in their saliva which paralyses worms and insects.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Moles have poison in their saliva which paralyses worms and insects.
EDDIE SAYS
Isn't this fascinating? You need 'have' not 'had' because this is something that happens in the present and not the past. You also need 'paralyses' not 'paralysed' because again this is happening in the present and not the past.
  • Question 3

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 

Foxes have large, triangular ears, which helps them hear their prey.

2.

Foxes have, large triangular ears, which helps them hear their prey.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Foxes have large, triangular ears, which helps them hear their prey.
EDDIE SAYS
Remember, when you are describing a feature and using two adjectives, you must use a comma after the first. This means that you could put the two adjectives either way around and the sentence would still make sense.
  • Question 4

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 

Brown bears love to eat salmon and other fish.

 

2.

Brown bears loves to eat salmon and other fish.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

 
CORRECT ANSWER
Brown bears love to eat salmon and other fruit.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you know this? To make the sentence correct you need 'love' not 'loves' this is to follow the subject verb agreement. Simply if 'bears' are plural and the subject of the sentence the following verb doe not require an 's'.
  • Question 5

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 


​In which countries do Bactrian camels live!

 

2.

​In which countries do Bactrian camels live?

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

 
 
CORRECT ANSWER
In which countries do Bactrian camels live?
EDDIE SAYS
​This sentence is a question. To emphasise this to a reader it must have a question mark at the end of it, not an exclamation mark.
  • Question 6

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 


Baby rabbits only stay with their mums for two weeks.

 

2.

Babies rabbits stay only with their mums for two weeks.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Baby rabbits only stay with their mums for two weeks.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get this right? Putting 'only' before 'stay' is a better sentence order. You can probably hear that it sounds better? The word 'baby' should be singular because 'rabbits' are plural and the subject, therefore, the verb should be singular.
  • Question 7

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 


Sharks can detect a human heartbeat!

2.

Sharks can detect a human heartbeat?

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Sharks can detect a human heartbeat!
EDDIE SAYS
Isn't this interesting? This sentence is a fact that may surprise people, so the punctuation to emphasise this must be an exclamation mark. If you used a question mark here, it suggests that this sentence may not be true. And it is!
  • Question 8

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 


Turtles lay their soft eggs in sand dirt or in grass.

2.

Turtles lay their soft eggs in sand, dirt, or in grass.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Turtles lay their soft eggs in sand, dirt, or in grass.
EDDIE SAYS
This sentence includes a list of items. A list is anything more than two items, for example 'sand, dirt, or in grass'. To make this clear, each item needs to be separated by a comma apart from the last item where you can use a connective such as 'and' or 'or'.
  • Question 9

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 


Toads has no neck.

2.

Toads have no necks.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Toads have no necks.
EDDIE SAYS
The subject of the sentence is plural 'toads' and their lack of neck is in the present (it's not going to change any time soon!) so 'have' is the correct word choice here.
  • Question 10

Read each sentence OUT LOUD!

1.

 


Gorillas use their hands and bodies to communicate too.

2.


Gorillas use their hands and bodies to communicate.

Tick the sentence which makes sense.

CORRECT ANSWER
Gorillas use their hands and bodies to communicate.
EDDIE SAYS
This is a straight forward statement. It is not part of a paragraph and so it does not need the 'too' on the end as there is nothing else being said.
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