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Add Four Letters to Make a Word Using Context

In this worksheet, students will work out the missing letters in a word. They will use the context of the given sentence to help them. It will develop students’ comprehension, spelling and problem solving skills.

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'Add Four Letters to Make a Word Using Context ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 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!


The thief has stolen four letters from a word, but they have left a clue behind to help us figure out what the word is.


The clue is a synonym, which is a word with a very similar meaning.


Let’s have a look at the partial word:


Synonym Partial Word
child IN____


The word has had four of its letters removed.


What could these letters be?



The stolen letters are FANT and the word is INFANT.




Here is another word with missing letters:

B_ _ _ _ FAST


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


Clue Partial Word
The first meal of the day B____FAST


What could the missing letters be?



The missing letters are REAK and the word is BREAKFAST.


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


The thief has left you a clue or a synonym for each word; this 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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