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Fill in a Letter to Complete a Word Using Clues

In this worksheet, students will work out the missing letter in a word. They will be given clues and synonyms to help them. It will develop students’ vocabulary, problem solving and spelling skills.

'Fill in a Letter to Complete a Word Using Clues' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Partial Word

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Hi, word detective!

Our letter thief has been at it again!


Here is part of a word:



It has had its last letter stolen.

The thief has left a clue behind to help us figure out what the word is.


They have given us two words with similar meanings (synonyms).


Words With Similar Meaning Partial Word
 Circle  ROUN_
 Ring  ROUN_


What could the word be?



The stolen letter is D and the word is ROUND.

Let's try another one.


Here is another word with a missing letter:



This time, the thief has left behind a different kind of clue:


Clues Partial Word
 A type of sea creature.  PRAW_
 A tasty sandwich filling.   PRAW_


What could the word be?


The missing letter is N and the word is PRAWN.

In this activity, you will be a word detective and work out the missing letter in each partial word.

The thief has left you a clue or two similar meanings of the word; these clues will help you to work out what the word is.


edplace 11+ detective

Here’s a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:

You can use a thesaurus to help you if you get stuck.


Good luck locating those missing letters!

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