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Move a Letter Between Two Complex 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 Complex 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!

Ready for another challenge, letter switcher?

 

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

PLANET   RUST

 

 

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

WHERE   HEEL

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

AISLE  LIVE

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

HEARD  SLEEP

 

 

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

RUGBY  BRIDE

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

QUILT  PEAR

 

 

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

WHEAT   VENT

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

BOWL   LINK

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

BOAT  HOP   

 

 

The final question already!

 

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

MEAT  PACE

  • Question 1

Ready for another challenge, letter switcher?

 

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

PLANET   RUST

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Plane Trust
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to leave only one space between the two words in your answer? You could move either the E or T from the first word. T is the only one that works when added to RUST, making PLANE and TRUST.
  • Question 2

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

WHERE   HEEL

CORRECT ANSWER
Here Wheel
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to leave only one space between the two words in your answer? You could move either the W or H from the first word. W is the only one that works when added to HEEL, making HERE and WHEEL.
  • Question 3

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

AISLE  LIVE

CORRECT ANSWER
Isle Alive
EDDIE SAYS
A is the only one that works, making ISLE and ALIVE. How are you getting on?
  • Question 4

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

HEARD  SLEEP

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Herd Asleep
EDDIE SAYS
You could move the A, R, D or E in the first word. A is the only one that works with SLEEP, making HERD and ASLEEP.
  • Question 5

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

RUGBY  BRIDE

CORRECT ANSWER
Ruby Bridge
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to leave only one space between the words in your answer? G is the only one that works, making RUBY and BRIDGE. Halfway there already, letter switcher!
  • Question 6

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

QUILT  PEAR

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Quit Pearl
EDDIE SAYS
L is the letter that works, making QUIT and PEARL.
  • Question 7

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

WHEAT   VENT

CORRECT ANSWER
What Event
EDDIE SAYS
You could move the W or the E here. E is the letter that works, making WHAT and EVENT. Nearly there, word detective!
  • Question 8

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

BOWL   LINK

CORRECT ANSWER
Owl Blink
EDDIE SAYS
You could move the B or the L here. B is the letter that works, making OWL and BLINK.
  • Question 9

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

BOAT  HOP   

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Bat Hoop
EDDIE SAYS
You could move the B, O or T here. O is the only letter that works, making BAT and HOOP. On to the final question!
  • Question 10

The final question already!

 

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

Write the two new words in the box below. Make sure that you leave only one space between the words or the answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

MEAT  PACE

CORRECT ANSWER
Mat Peace
EDDIE SAYS
You could move the M, E or A here. E is the only letter that works, making MAT and PEACE. Do you feel more confident about this letter switching now?
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