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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!

Another juicy worksheet for you, 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.

 

AUCTION  COLD

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.

 

SLEDGE  OFTEN

 

 

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.

 

TIMES  EMBER

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.

 

STRING  DAWN

You're halfway through already, word detective!

 

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.

 

VALVE  SEEN

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.

 

FOUNDER  PROD

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.

 

AVOID  FUND

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  CHAP

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.

 

THINK  PLAN

 

 

And here it is ... the final question!!

 

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.

 

WITCH  HOLED

  • Question 1

Another juicy worksheet for you, 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.

 

AUCTION  COLD

CORRECT ANSWER
U
EDDIE SAYS
Here we remove the letter U to leave us with new words - ACTION and COULD.
  • 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.

 

SLEDGE  OFTEN

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
S
EDDIE SAYS
Taking the S from SLEDGE makes LEDGE and adding it to OFTEN, makes SOFTEN.
  • 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.

 

TIMES  EMBER

CORRECT ANSWER
M
EDDIE SAYS
Removing the M leaves us with TIES and adding it to EMBER, makes MEMBER. Have you heard of the word EMBER before? It's a small piece of burning coal or wood in a dying fire.
  • 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.

 

STRING  DAWN

CORRECT ANSWER
R
EDDIE SAYS
We can remove the R here, leaving STING on one side and DRAWN on the other. How are you getting on?
  • Question 5

You're halfway through already, word detective!

 

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.

 

VALVE  SEEN

CORRECT ANSWER
V
EDDIE SAYS
The answer to this question is to remove the fourth letter, V, to make VALE and then add it to SEEN to make SEVEN. A VALE is another word for a valley.
  • 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.

 

FOUNDER  PROD

CORRECT ANSWER
U
EDDIE SAYS
Removing the U works as it leaves FONDER on one side and PROUD 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.

 

AVOID  FUND

CORRECT ANSWER
O
EDDIE SAYS
Moving the O works, leaving us with the lovely word - AVID and then we can make FOUND as the other word. I have become AVID about words writing these questions! AVID means to have a keen interest in something. What are you AVID about?
  • 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.

 

CHEAT  CHAP

CORRECT ANSWER
E
EDDIE SAYS
You could move the C or E from the first word. Only the E works though, leaving CHAT and CHEAP. Nearly finished!
  • 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.

 

THINK  PLAN

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
K
EDDIE SAYS
Only the K works to make two new words - THIN and PLANK. Quick on to the last question!
  • Question 10

And here it is ... the final question!!

 

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.

 

WITCH  HOLED

CORRECT ANSWER
W
EDDIE SAYS
Moving the W here gives us an ITCH and the word HOWLED. I hope not to get an ITCH that would make me HOWL - that would not be pleasant. Another activity completed, letter switcher! Fantastic work!
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