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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!

Are you excited about the thought of another delicious worksheet, 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!

 

MOVED   RIVER

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 your answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

POINT  MEN

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!

 

RAVEN  MOTH

 

 

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!

 

CROW ADDITION

The halfway mark!

 

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!

 

PANT  RESENT

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!

 

YOUR  BUS

Getting there, word 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!

 

STAND   ROUGH

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 your answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

FEVER  LIGHT

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 your answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

SMOOTH  ILL

 

 

 

The final question - can you believe that?!

 

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!

 

CLUB  SIGHT

  • Question 1

Are you excited about the thought of another delicious worksheet, 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!

 

MOVED   RIVER

CORRECT ANSWER
Move Driver
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to leave only one space between the words in your answer? Moving the D results in MOVE and DRIVER.
  • 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 your answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

POINT  MEN

CORRECT ANSWER
Pint Omen
EDDIE SAYS
Moving the O is the only one that works, making PINT and OMEN.
  • 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!

 

RAVEN  MOTH

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Rave Month
EDDIE SAYS
N is the only one that works, making RAVE and MONTH.
  • 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!

 

CROW ADDITION

CORRECT ANSWER
Row Addiction
EDDIE SAYS
C is the only one that works, making ROW and ADDICTION. How are you doing?
  • Question 5

The halfway mark!

 

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!

 

PANT  RESENT

CORRECT ANSWER
Ant Present
EDDIE SAYS
P is the only one that works, making ANT and PRESENT.
  • 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!

 

YOUR  BUS

CORRECT ANSWER
Our Busy
EDDIE SAYS
Y is the only letter that works, making OUR and BUSY. Are you remembering to leave only one space between the words in your answer?
  • Question 7

Getting there, word 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!

 

STAND   ROUGH

CORRECT ANSWER
Sand Trough
EDDIE SAYS
T is the only letter that works, making SAND and TROUGH.
  • 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 your answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

FEVER  LIGHT

CORRECT ANSWER
Ever Flight
EDDIE SAYS
F is the only letter that works, making EVER and FLIGHT. You're doing really well.
  • 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 your answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

SMOOTH  ILL

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Sooth Mill
EDDIE SAYS
M is the only letter that works, making SOOTH and MILL. You've got only one question left !!
  • Question 10

The final question - can you believe that?!

 

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!

 

CLUB  SIGHT

CORRECT ANSWER
Cub Slight
EDDIE SAYS
L is the only letter that works, making CUB and SLIGHT. You've reached the end of another activity. Well done with all that letter switching!
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