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Move a Letter Between Two Words

In this worksheet, students will identify a letter that can be removed from the first word and added into the second word.

'Move a Letter Between Two Words' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Move a Letter

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Greetings word detective, thank goodness you’re here!

 

We need your expertise in solving the following puzzle.  Can you help us?

 

We need to remove a letter from the first word and insert that same letter into the second word. We have to make sure we are left with two real words after this.

munch            pat

 

First, we need to find a letter to remove from munch that leaves us with a real word.           

If we remove the n from munch, we are left with the word much.

 

guinea pig munching lettuce

 

Now, we need to fit the letter n into the word pat to make another real word.

 

If we insert the letter n after the second letter in pat, we get the word pant.

 

The answer is the letter n, as it is the letter that we moved.

 

Let’s try another:

Which letter can we move from the first word to the second word, to create two new words?

three                 trust

 

First, we need to find a letter to remove from three that leaves us with a real word.

 

If we remove the h from three, we are left with the word tree.

 

apple tree

 

Now, we need to fit the letter h into the word trust to make another real word.

 

If we insert the letter h after the first letter in trust, we get the word thrust.

 

The answer is the letter h, as it is the letter that we moved.
 

Let’s try one more challenging question together:

Which letter can we move from the first word to the second word to create two new words?

blend              tale

 

First, we need to find a letter to remove from the word blend that leaves us with a real word.

 

If we remove the b, we are left with the word lend.

 

Now, this word is a little different! There are other letters we could also remove.

We could remove the l to make bend and the n to make bled.

 

We need to see which of the three letters (b, l or n), we can fit into the word tale to make a real word.

 

The correct answer is b, as we can fit it into tale to make the word table.

 

Now, it’s your turn to find letters that can be removed from the first word and added to the second.

 

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

Say each of the newly formed words out loud, this will help you to recognise which ones are real words.

 

Good luck letter switcher!

Welcome to another exciting activity, letter switcher!

 

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

HEIGHT    SACK

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

MANAGER   HERD

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

FRIGHT    FIEND

 

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

BLAME   TALE

 

 

Halfway there already!

 

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

FATE   WIN

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

BRAND   CEASED

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

BLOCK   EAST  

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

MEAT   TEA  

 

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

CHEAT   FAST

You've reached the final question ...phew!

 

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

COAT   RUMBLE

 

 

  • Question 1

Welcome to another exciting activity, letter switcher!

 

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

HEIGHT    SACK

CORRECT ANSWER
H
EDDIE SAYS
Here, we remove the letter H to leave us with EIGHT on one side and SHACK on the other. Did you get that one?
  • Question 2

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

MANAGER   HERD

CORRECT ANSWER
A
EDDIE SAYS
It would be possible to remove either the A or R from MANAGER. Only the A will work - leaving MANGER on one side and HEARD on the other.
  • Question 3

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

FRIGHT    FIEND

 

CORRECT ANSWER
R
EDDIE SAYS
It would be possible to remove either the F or R from FRIGHT. Only the R will work - leaving FIGHT on one side and FRIEND on the other.
  • Question 4

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

BLAME   TALE

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
B
EDDIE SAYS
We can remove the B here, leaving LAME on one side and TABLE on the other. Are you getting the idea, word detective?
  • Question 5

Halfway there already!

 

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

FATE   WIN

CORRECT ANSWER
E
EDDIE SAYS
You could move either the F or the E here. Only the E will work - leaving FAT on one side and WINE on the other.
  • Question 6

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

BRAND   CEASED

CORRECT ANSWER
R
EDDIE SAYS
You could move either the R or the D here. Only the R will work - leaving BAND on one side and CREASED on the other. Great stuff!
  • Question 7

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

BLOCK   EAST  

CORRECT ANSWER
B
EDDIE SAYS
Moving the B works - leaving LOCK on one side and BEAST on the other.
  • Question 8

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

MEAT   TEA  

 

CORRECT ANSWER
M
EDDIE SAYS
You could move the M, E or A from the first word. Only the M works - leaving EAT on one side and TEAM on the other. When you have a choice of letters to remove, it's important to take them one letter at a time to try out in the second word until you find one that works.
  • Question 9

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

CHEAT   FAST

CORRECT ANSWER
E
EDDIE SAYS
You could move the C or E from the first word. Only the E works - leaving CHAT on one side and FEAST on the other. Last question coming up!
  • Question 10

You've reached the final question ...phew!

 

In the box below, write the letter that can be removed from the first word and added to the second so that both words make sense.

 

COAT   RUMBLE

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
C
EDDIE SAYS
You could move the C, O or A from the first word. Only the C works - leaving OAT on one side and CRUMBLE on the other. Did you know that you can make crumble using oats?! Well done, letter switcher - another activity crossed off!
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