VR Type 22 - Jumbled sentences (word swap or rogue word)


 

Instructions

There are two types of questions you can be asked:

1. Find the two words that must be swapped around, so that the sentence will make sense.

2. In each of the following questions, you are given a jumbled sentence and a rogue (extra) word. Rearrange the words to find the word which does not fit in the sentence.

Method

In the word swap questions, there are two words that need to change places for the sentence to make sense. Try different variations of the sentence until it makes sense.

In the rogue word questions, the words in a sentence have all been muddled up and you have to rearrange the words to make a sentence and find the extra or rogue word that is not needed in that sentence. First rearrange the words to make a sentence that makes sense and you will be able to see which is the rogue word.

Examples

Word swap Variation

Example Question 1:

dams often fly over the birds

Answer: dams & birds

Explanation: In this incorrect sentence the words ‘dams’ and ‘birds’ need to swap places so that the sentence reads: Birds often fly over the dams.

Rogue word Variation

Example Question 2:

am hard I for exam pencil my working

Answer: pencil

Explanation: Rearrange all the words to make the sentence ‘I am working hard for my exam.’ The word ‘pencil’ is thus not needed in the sentence i.e. it is the rogue word.

For these questions you can ignore the absence of punctuation, although proper nouns will still have their capital letters.