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Understand the Significance of Word Order

In this worksheet, students consider how word order affects the meaning of a sentence and a text.

'Understand the Significance of Word Order ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Identify Text Meaning

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Worksheet Overview

Sometimes we can change the order of words in a sentence without affecting the meaning.


Freddie ran after a stick this morning.

This morning Freddie ran after a stick.


Phrases (groups of words) describing the time that something takes place can usually be moved around without changing the meaning of a sentence, but if we move the nouns (people, animals or things) around it can change the meaning completely.

A stick ran after Freddie this morning.


In this activity, you can investigate what happens when different parts of a sentence are moved around.

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