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Add Two Letters to Make a Word Using Clues

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

'Add Two Letters to Make a Word Using Clues' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Partial Word

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Hi, word detective!

Our letter thief has been at it again!

 

The thief has stolen two 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

halt

ST_ _

 

The word has had two of its letters removed. What could these letters be?

 

policeman

 

The stolen letters are OP and the word is STOP.

 

Here is another word with missing letters:

FO _ _

 

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

 

Clue

Partial word

Something you eat

FO _ _

 

What could the missing letters be?

 

 

The missing letters are OD and the word is FOOD.

 

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.

 

Psst! 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!

Here is part of a word:

 

CR__M

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a clue to help you:

You can dip strawberries in this for a delicious, milky dessert. 

 

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

Here is part of a word:

 

C__CH

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a clue to help you:

You normally go for school trips on this type of bus. 

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

Here is part of a word:

 

BE__N

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Start.

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

 

Here is part of a word:

 

B__NG

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Take.

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

Here is part of a word:

 

M__EY

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a clue to help you:

You use this to buy things.

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

Here is part of a word:

 

MO__H

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a clue to help you.

This is underneath your nose!

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

Here is part of a word:

 

CLO__

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Nearby.

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

Here is part of a word:

 

TI__D

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Sleepy.

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

Here is part of a word:

 

L__Y

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Woman.

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

Here is part of a word:

 

L__GE

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Massive.

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

 
  • Question 1

Here is part of a word:

 

CR__M

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a clue to help you:

You can dip strawberries in this for a delicious, milky dessert. 

 

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EA
EDDIE SAYS
Strawberries and cream, yes, please! The missing letters EA are part of the word CREAM. Remember that the letters go where the line is, so here they go after the CR and before the M.
  • Question 2

Here is part of a word:

 

C__CH

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a clue to help you:

You normally go for school trips on this type of bus. 

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
OA
EDDIE SAYS
Great try! The missing letters are OA and the word is COACH. After all, you don't go on school trips on a COUCH!
  • Question 3

Here is part of a word:

 

BE__N

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Start.

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
GI
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letters are GI and the word is BEGIN as this is another word for 'start'. Now, let's begin the next question!
  • Question 4

Here is part of a word:

 

B__NG

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Take.

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
RI
EDDIE SAYS
Good effort! The missing letters are RI and the word is BRING. A word such as BEING would not fit the clue.
  • Question 5

Here is part of a word:

 

M__EY

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a clue to help you:

You use this to buy things.

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
ON
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letters are ON and the word is MONEY because this is what you use to buy things. Always double-check that your answer fits the clue.
  • Question 6

Here is part of a word:

 

MO__H

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a clue to help you.

This is underneath your nose!

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
UT
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? The missing letters UT are part of the word MOUTH. There are other options, such as MOOCH and MONTH, but these wouldn't fit the clue.
  • Question 7

Here is part of a word:

 

CLO__

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Nearby.

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 
CORRECT ANSWER
SE
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letters are SE and the word is CLOSE. A word such as CLOWN wouldn't fit the clue. Guess what?! You've completed all the questions in this activity. Case closed, detective!
  • Question 8

Here is part of a word:

 

TI__D

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Sleepy.

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 
CORRECT ANSWER
RE
EDDIE SAYS
You're doing great! The missing letters RE are part of the word TIRED. A word such as TILED wouldn't fit the clue.
  • Question 9

Here is part of a word:

 

L__Y

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Woman.

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

CORRECT ANSWER
AD
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letters AD are part of the word LADY. One question to go, let's see what it is!
  • Question 10

Here is part of a word:

 

L__GE

 

It has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Massive.

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

 

 
CORRECT ANSWER
AR
EDDIE SAYS
Nice try! The missing letters AR are part of the word LARGE. A word such as LEDGE would not fit the clue.
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