How to create German language worksheets with jumbled sentence order?

This is a great resource for testing German learners’ knowledge of German sentence structure, grammar rules and word order (known as "Wortstellung").

German sentence structure can be quite complex and confusing for learners. Simple German sentences follows the order SVO, that is: subject, verb, object. However, sentences will become more complex when using the past or future tense, and will contain an auxillary as well as a dominant verb. The auxillary verb (e.g. "haben" "to have", or "sein" "to be") remains second as in the SVO order, but the dominant verb (e.g. "kaufen" "to buy") appears at the end of the sentence either as in its infintive ("kaufen") or conjugated form ("kaufst"). So "I have a book" is "Ich habe ein Buch" whereas "I have bought a book" is "Ich habe ein Buch gekauft". As this example shows, sentence structure can not be transliterated. That's why it's incredibly important any German learner understands the importance of sentence structure.

Enter your text in the box provided, and this app will change the order of the words in your sentence(s). They are now ready for the learner to re-arrange.

In terms of customization, you can enter a title and choose whether you want all words to appear in lowercase or in sentence case for new sentences. You can also choose the font and size of the text. There is also an option to remove original commas and quotation marks to increase the difficulty level of the exercises.

The German learning worksheet you create will be ready for you to print. When printing, you may select how many worksheets you would like to have without answers and how many with answers. The worksheets with answers will show the sentences in the correct order (as you entered them).


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