# Move a Letter Between Complex Words

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

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Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Move a Letter

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#### Worksheet Overview

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.

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 this is the letter that we moved.

Let’s try another example now.

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.

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 this 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!

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