English Grammar Jumbled Words and Sentences Notes and Questions


A group of letters which makes a sense is called a word. In a jumbled word, the letters of the alphabet are not in order. They are in mixed form. You have to arrange these letters to make a meaningful word.

Look at the following examples.


Sentence and Kinds of Sentences
A group of words which makes a sense is called a sentence. There are mainly five kinds of sentences.

1. Assertive sentence: A sentence that states or declares something is called an assertive or declarative sentence.
For example: I go to school by bus.

2. Interrogative sentence: A sentence that asks a question is called a question or an interrogative sentence.
For example: What time did you come?

3. Imperative sentence: A sentence that expresses a command, request, suggestion, order or advice is called an imperative sentence.
For example: Keep silence.

4. Exclamatory sentence: A sentence that expresses some strong feelings or emotions such as joy, sorrow, surprise or contempt is called an exclamatory sentence.
For example: How beautiful the flower is!

5. Optative sentence: A sentence which expresses wish, desire or pray is called an optative sentence.
For example: May God bless you!

Jumbled Sentences
In a jumbled sentence, the words are not in order. They are in mixed form. You have to arrange these words to make a meaningful sentence.
Look at the following examples.
In the following questions, sentences have been divided into six parts. The first and the last parts are numbered 1 and 6 and the remaining four parts are named P, Q, R and S. While parts 1 and 6 are in order, the remaining parts are jumbled. Rearrange the parts P, Q, R and S to form meaningful sentences; remaining parts 1 and 6 are the beginning and end of the sentence, respectively:

Example 1

1.  Many of the advanced countries
P. the exploration of their own masses
Q. present affluence by their domination
R. of today have reached their
S. over other races and countries and

2. and their own natural resources.
(a) PQRS
(b) RQSP
(c) SQPR
(d) QSPR
(e) None of these



♦ Example 2

1. In order to enable
P. their cropping pattern
Q. kisans to rationally determine
R. notified by the Government
S. support prices are being

2. in advance of the sowing.
(a) QPSR
(b) SPQR
(c) RSPQ
(d) PQSR
(e) None of these



♦  Example 3

1. It is a matter of
P. to bring to your
Q. payment against supplies
R. regret that we have
S. notice of the overdue

2. of paper made to you.
(a) PRSQ
(b) RPSQ
(c) RPQS
(d) PQRS
(e) None of these



♦  Example 4

1. You are, therefore,
P. into the matter and
Q. payment is received
R. requested to look
S. ensure that the

2. without further delay.
(a) RSPQ
(b) RPSQ
(c) RSQP
(d) RQSP
(e) None of these



Example 5

1. Thus the recent development of jewellery mass-production
P. Delhi, assumed increased importance as our
Q. like SEEPZ in Bombay and Thandewala complex in
R. manufacture and market this jewellery at
S. country has the necessary expertise to

2. more competitive prices than the Western rivals.
(a) RQSP
(b) QPSR
(c) KPQ8
(d) SQPR
(e) None of these