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GRAMMAR TIP:What Is Word Order?
In linguistics, word order typology refers to the study of the order of the syntactic constituents of a language, and how different languages can employ different orders. Correlations between orders found in different syntactic subdomains are also of interest. The primary word orders that are of interest are the constituent order of a clause—the relative order of subject, object, and verb; the order of modifiers (adjectives, numerals, demonstratives, possessives, and adjuncts) in a noun phrase; and the order of adverbials. Some languages have relatively restrictive word orders, often relying on the order of constituents to convey important grammatical information. Others, often those that convey grammatical information through inflection, allow more flexibility which can be used to encode pragmatic information such as topicalisation or focus. Most languages however have some preferred word order which is used most frequently...
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When you students struggle with word order, take the time to review this with them using one of the 68 word order worksheets available in this section. Browse through this section to find something that your students will enjoy or use these worksheets as a basis for your own. Here is a resource to refer to when talking about word order. The material may be a little overwhelming for your students but the scrambled sentences on the last three pages can be great practice if students have difficulties with word order. There are other scrambled sentences and word order worksheets to look at as well as an article that talks about teaching word order so stick around and explore all that Busy Teacher has to offer.
There are many common word order mistakes that English language learners make even as their overall fluency and level increase. You cannot stress the importance of word order enough so be sure that students understand the position of words in a target structure before sending them off to do practice activities. Not everyone supports the idea of giving students incorrect material but this would be one method of checking to see if students understand correct word order. You could create a worksheet with some incorrect sentences and ask students to make corrections to them. To make this more challenging, ask students to correct the incorrect sentences and include some sentences without errors so they have to be even more attentive when reading. Of course the best method of teaching word order is to include it in your introductions; take preventative measures when it comes to word order and you will have fewer problems to deal with later on in the course.

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Questions through Songs Reloaded

Questions through Songs Reloaded

I'm sharing a second version of this simple and yet effective activity to practice question forms. As in the previous version, students will have the chance to to work on word order, listen to son ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Simple Compound Complex Sentences

Simple Compound Complex Sentences

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You can solve any type of your examination questions about sentence structure through the reference material. Please thoroughly refer to it and get success . When you study type of sentences you k ...
2 All levels
Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

Simple board game to practice elementary wh-questions such as "What's your name? How old are you? Where are you from" and yes/no questions with 'be'. The students are supposed to put the sentence ...
11 Complete Beginner Elementary
Sentence Structure

Sentence Structure

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This a very basic and essential lesson about grammar and sentence structure. This lesson will demonstrate all the necessary items found in a simple sentence. This will show you how to locate each ...
4 All levels
Advanced Peer Editing Worksheet

Advanced Peer Editing Worksheet

A thorough and comprehensive peer-editing or self-editing worksheet for essays that covers organization, quality introduction, conclusions, developed body paragraphs as well as grammar issues such ...
4 Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Word Order

Word Order

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There are two exercises on the worksheet. The first exercise is a quiz. Students have to identify words in an alphabetic string. In the second exercise students have to put words in the correct or ...
3 Elementary
Valentine's Day Resource - Alphabetical Order

Valentine's Day Resource - Alphabetical Order

This English worksheet can be used when teaching students about Valentine's Day and for alphabetical order. Students look at the words and write them in alphabetical order. There are 15 words for ...
2 Elementary
Valentine's Day Resource - Word Unscramble

Valentine's Day Resource - Word Unscramble

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This worksheet can be used when teaching children about Valentine's Day. Students must look at the words and unscramble them correctly by writing them on the lines. There are nineteen words to uns ...
2 Elementary
Adjectives (Order)

Adjectives (Order)

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This worksheet helps my students to learn the correct order of English adjectives. When we group adjectives together there is a general rule for the position of each type of adjectives. These exer ...
4 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Flyboy

Movie Worksheet: Flyboy

A quirky, magical tale following the creation of a wooden aviator and his plane. After the death of his inventor, an elderly toymaker, Flyboy is left in the back garden of the house on the hill as ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Mid-term Test

Mid-term Test

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This worksheet is a mid-term test for beginners. There are two parts:a language part and a spelling part. In the former they can practise vocabulary with a blank filling activity or grammar with m ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Describing Oneself

Describing Oneself

This is a worksheet I usually use at the beginning of the school year. The aim is for the students to be able to fill in the information about themselves so later they can write about it. It will ...
9 Complete Beginner Elementary
Reordering Words to Make Sentences Using Early Dolch Words

Reordering Words to Make Sentences Using Early Dolch Words

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This page can be folded in half length-wise and torn. Give students the right half so they can try to change the word order of each line to make a sentence. Later, give them the left half so they ...
3 Elementary
Movie Worksheet: Melody

Movie Worksheet: Melody

This worksheet is based on the funny old Disney cartoon. The first task is a kind of warmer, students decide what kind of melodies they like, then there is a couple of tasks on the cartoon compreh ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Word Order for Pre-intermediate

Word Order for Pre-intermediate

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Word order practice allows students to understand the formation of proper sequencing in a sentence. Students can then detect patterns in order to form correct sentences. Word order is very importa ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Reading Comprehension 1

Reading Comprehension 1

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This is Reading comprehension 1. It is designed for the absolute beginner. The spaces are for foreign students who are just learning English to write the translations and the pronunciation of the ...
7 Complete Beginner Elementary
Present Continuous Chart

Present Continuous Chart

Present continuous chart and examples which help children understand faster the usage and form of the present continuous. It helps children understand the word order of affirmative and negative s ...
8 Complete Beginner Elementary
Word Order

Word Order

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This worksheet gets your students acquainted with English word order. In four short exercises they learn the basics of the different words in an English sentence and learn how to structure them. I ...
11 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Composition_5

Composition_5

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A fun activity which allows kids to be creative and compose their own sentences by selecting 5 nouns, 5 verbs and 5 adjectives. This can be accompanied with a very innovative test of composition w ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
Past Simple Positive, Negative and Interrogative Drill

Past Simple Positive, Negative and Interrogative Drill

PowerPoint presentation to practice positive, negative and interrogative forms of the verbs in the Past Simple Tense. Students are given positive sentences in the Present Simple Tense which should ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Question Words

Question Words

This PowerPoint presentation contains several short poems based on special questions. They are easy to remember and focus on different question words. Some of them may be familiar to you while the ...
12 Complete Beginner Elementary
Present Simple Questions

Present Simple Questions

This worksheet contains different types of exercises to help students with general and special questions in Present Simple Tense. Exercises are graded by difficulty level starting from the easiest ...
9 Complete Beginner Elementary
Sentence Construction SV and SVO

Sentence Construction SV and SVO

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My worksheet is neatly designed for very basic sentence structure. It is suitable for adults just starting to learn English. My students are the corporate businessmen but their level of English i ...
5 Complete Beginner
REVISION: Present, Past Simple & Continuous, Adjectives, Questions, Word Order.

REVISION: Present, Past Simple & Continuous, Adjectives, Questions, Word Order.

It's a simple revision of present and past - simple and continuous, some adjectives, questions and word order. Of great use before starting with the course book. It can also be used as a sort of p ...
16 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Question Words: Reading

Question Words: Reading

This is an introductory level reading packet for question words. This includes 5 short reading activities and related questions, for students to practice and identify the meanings of who, what, w ...
5 Complete Beginner Elementary

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