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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 back, letter inserter.

 

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.

 

MONTH   YEAR

 

 

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.

 

NOTHING    TROUGH

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.

 

WOMEN    ASH

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.

 

GAPE   PACE

This is halfway 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.

 

STORE   SUNG

 

 

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.

 

GRAPE  EACH

 

 

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.

 

PRESENT   SEND

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.

 

SLIGHT  NEW

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.

 

BUSY   FEAT

Yes, the final question, 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.

 

BRAMBLE   RAVE

  • Question 1

Welcome back, letter inserter.

 

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.

 

MONTH   YEAR

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
N
EDDIE SAYS
Here we remove the letter N to leave us with two new words - MOTH and YEARN. The word 'yearn' has come up in several worksheets - it's worth finding out what it means if you're not sure about it. Remember to use a dictionary for any new words!
  • 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.

 

NOTHING    TROUGH

CORRECT ANSWER
H
EDDIE SAYS
Taking the H from NOTHING makes NOTING and then when added to TROUGH, it makes THROUGH. Complicated spellings those 'gh' words - but practice makes perfect!
  • 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.

 

WOMEN    ASH

CORRECT ANSWER
W
EDDIE SAYS
Removing the W leaves us with OMEN. If we then add it to ASH, it makes WASH. How are you getting on?
  • 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.

 

GAPE   PACE

CORRECT ANSWER
E
EDDIE SAYS
You could remove the G or the E. We need to remove the E here - leaving GAP on one side and PEACE on the other.
  • Question 5

This is halfway 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.

 

STORE   SUNG

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
T
EDDIE SAYS
You could move either the S or the T here. Only the T will work though, leaving SORE on one side and STUNG on the other. A good pair of words here since it is VERY sore when you get stung!
  • 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.

 

GRAPE  EACH

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
R
EDDIE SAYS
Removing the R works as it leaves GAPE on one side and REACH on the other.
  • 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.

 

PRESENT   SEND

CORRECT ANSWER
P
EDDIE SAYS
Moving the P works, leaving RESENT on one side and SPEND on the other. If you're not sure of the meaning of resent, get out that dictionary! It is the feeling that you might have if somebody didn't give you a PRESENT!
  • 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.

 

SLIGHT  NEW

CORRECT ANSWER
S
EDDIE SAYS
You could move the S or L from the first word. Only the S works though, leaving LIGHT and NEWS. Nearly there, letter switcher!
  • 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.

 

BUSY   FEAT

CORRECT ANSWER
S
EDDIE SAYS
You could move the S or Y from the first word. Only the S works though, to make the new words - FEATS or FEAST. Quick, on to the last question!
  • Question 10

Yes, the final question, 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.

 

BRAMBLE   RAVE

CORRECT ANSWER
B
EDDIE SAYS
Moving the B here gives us RAMBLE and BRAVE. How did you get on with this worksheet? Are you finding it is getting easier with all that practice? Why not try another one just to be sure?
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