KS1 English Quiz - Word Order 1 (Questions)

This first quiz looks at word order and helps children learn how to edit their work. The National Curriculum expects Year 1 and 2 children at the KS1 level to be able to read what they have written and check that it makes sense. This quiz asks them to spot if a sentence is incorrect and to question the order of words. It is a reminder for children to check their literacy and English writing.

Whenever we write, we should always read through our work. Sometimes we miss punctuation or words, add words twice or the sentence just doesn’t make sense.

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1. 'The the puppies enjoyed playing in the grass.' What's wrong with this sentence?
[ ] It doesn't start with a capital letter.
[ ] It doesn't end with a full stop.
[ ] There is a word written twice, by mistake.
[ ] There's a word missing.
2. 'The policeman loved job.' What is wrong with this sentence?
[ ] There is a word used twice.
[ ] There is a word missing.
[ ] The sentence doesn't begin with a capital letter.
[ ] The sentence doesn't end with a full stop.
3. Which sentence is perfect?
[ ] The nurses had train very hard.
[ ] The nurses had train very hard
[ ] The nurses had to train very hard.
[ ] the nurses had to train very hard.
4. Put these words in order so that they make a sentence: ran, up, He, stairs, the.
[ ] ran He up the stairs.
[ ] up the stairs He ran.
[ ] He ran up the stairs.
[ ] stairs up the he ran.
5. Put these words in order so that they make a sentence: a took She picture.
[ ] took a picture she
[ ] picture she took a
[ ] She picture a took
[ ] She took a picture.
6. Put these words in order so that they make a sentence: joined I dance class. a
[ ] dance class a I joined.
[ ] I joined a dance class.
[ ] I joined dance a class.
[ ] I dance joined a class
7. Put these words in order so that they make a sentence: eating I pepperoni love pizza.
[ ] I love eating pepperoni pizza.
[ ] I love pepperoni pizza eating.
[ ] I love eating pizza pepperoni.
[ ] I love pizza pepperoni eating.
8. Put these words in order so that they make a sentence: was the not roller coaster scary
[ ] The roller coaster not scary was.
[ ] The roller coaster was scary not.
[ ] The coaster roller was not scary.
[ ] The roller coaster was not scary.
9. Put these words in order so that they make a sentence: went she shop buy to a televesion the to
[ ] To the shop to buy a television she went.
[ ] To the shop she went to buy a television.
[ ] She went the to shop to buy a television.
[ ] She went to the shop to buy a television.
10. Put these words in order so that they make a sentence: an amazing he was skier
[ ] He was an amazing skier.
[ ] An amazing skier he was.
[ ] skier he was an amazing.
[ ] Was an amazing skier he.
KS1 English Quiz - Word Order 1 (Answers)
1. 'The the puppies enjoyed playing in the grass.' What's wrong with this sentence?
[ ] It doesn't start with a capital letter.
[ ] It doesn't end with a full stop.
[x] There is a word written twice, by mistake.
[ ] There's a word missing.
'The' is written twice. This is a common mistake, especially if you're writing and then you pause, talk to a friend and return. Try to finish your sentence before you sharpen your pencil or do anything else.
2. 'The policeman loved job.' What is wrong with this sentence?
[ ] There is a word used twice.
[x] There is a word missing.
[ ] The sentence doesn't begin with a capital letter.
[ ] The sentence doesn't end with a full stop.
It should say 'The policeman loved his job.' Only by reading this sentence again would we notice this mistake.
3. Which sentence is perfect?
[ ] The nurses had train very hard.
[ ] The nurses had train very hard
[x] The nurses had to train very hard.
[ ] the nurses had to train very hard.
To be a nurse you have to study and learn about the human body.
4. Put these words in order so that they make a sentence: ran, up, He, stairs, the.
[ ] ran He up the stairs.
[ ] up the stairs He ran.
[x] He ran up the stairs.
[ ] stairs up the he ran.
We know which word goes first because 'He' is the only one that begins with a capital letter.
5. Put these words in order so that they make a sentence: a took She picture.
[ ] took a picture she
[ ] picture she took a
[ ] She picture a took
[x] She took a picture.
To help you put the words in order, you should read each sentence out loud. You should also read aloud the sentences you write.
6. Put these words in order so that they make a sentence: joined I dance class. a
[ ] dance class a I joined.
[x] I joined a dance class.
[ ] I joined dance a class.
[ ] I dance joined a class
The word 'I' is always written as a capital letter but in this instance, it does also show the beginning of the sentence.
7. Put these words in order so that they make a sentence: eating I pepperoni love pizza.
[x] I love eating pepperoni pizza.
[ ] I love pepperoni pizza eating.
[ ] I love eating pizza pepperoni.
[ ] I love pizza pepperoni eating.
Pepperoni is a type of sausage.
8. Put these words in order so that they make a sentence: was the not roller coaster scary
[ ] The roller coaster not scary was.
[ ] The roller coaster was scary not.
[ ] The coaster roller was not scary.
[x] The roller coaster was not scary.
The force that you feel when you are in a roller coaster is called a 'G Force'.
9. Put these words in order so that they make a sentence: went she shop buy to a televesion the to
[ ] To the shop to buy a television she went.
[ ] To the shop she went to buy a television.
[ ] She went the to shop to buy a television.
[x] She went to the shop to buy a television.
The first televisions only displayed black and white images.
10. Put these words in order so that they make a sentence: an amazing he was skier
[x] He was an amazing skier.
[ ] An amazing skier he was.
[ ] skier he was an amazing.
[ ] Was an amazing skier he.
Whenever possible, we don't end a sentence with 'is' or 'was'.