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  • English Sentence Word Order 1 (Video and Exercise)

    Word order in English can be difficult. We order the words in our sentences a bit differently than most other languages.

    For instance, which of these is correct:

    I like ice cream very much.

    I very much like ice cream.

    If you’re not sure, don’t worry! The video below will explain this to you. Watch it, then try the exercises.


    Reorder the words below into sentences. You can type your answers in comments and we will respond. 

    1. like / I / you

    2. Spanish / I / speak

    3. hates / studying / he

    4. they / song / a / to / listened

    5. teach / English / we / online

    6. I / see / you / can

    7. buy / wine / he / wants to / a bottle of

    8. watch / you / the / Olympics / Did / ?

    9. brother / has / my / cats / two

    10. have to / the book / read / you

    • Danniella

      I like you.
      I speak Spanish.
      He hates studying.
      They listened to a song.
      We teach English online.
      I can see you.
      He wants to buy a bottle of wine.
      Did you watch the Olimpics?
      My brother has two cats.
      You have to read the book.

      • You did great Danniella! 

      • LOIEnglish

        Good work.

    • Vagner

      I coldn’t understand the sentence 6.
      Subj.+ modal verb + verb + object.
      Is that right? Why?
      Thank you very much.

      • LOIEnglish

        Vagner that is correct. When we have a modal verb it is in addition to the the ‘active verb’
        I can see you.

    • LOIEnglish

      Baeta…careful with the 3rd person singular. He wantS to buy a bottle of wine.