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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!

You have reached the final activity on Moving a Letter. 

 

How does that make you feel, letter switcher?!

 

So, just for a change, move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word!

 

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

 

WASTER  EVER

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 you leave only one space between the words or your answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

LAWN  PATTER

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!

 

SMALL   WATER

 

 

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!

 

PROUD  FOND

Halfway through the final worksheet - what more could you ask?

 

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!

 

MEMBER  SELL

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!

 

FLOWER  RANK

 

 

Nearly there, 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!

 

MEDITATE HEIR

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!

 

MONKEY THIN

 

 

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!

 

SUPPER  EARLS

You have reached the very last question on moving a letter! Are you excited?!

 

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!

 

DRIVEL  WAKING

  • Question 1

You have reached the final activity on Moving a Letter. 

 

How does that make you feel, letter switcher?!

 

So, just for a change, move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word!

 

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

 

WASTER  EVER

CORRECT ANSWER
Water Sever
EDDIE SAYS
Hopefully, you didn't forget to leave only one space between the words?! Moving the S results in WATER and SEVER.
  • 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 you leave only one space between the words or your answer will be marked as incorrect!

 

LAWN  PATTER

CORRECT ANSWER
Law Pattern
EDDIE SAYS
Moving the N is the only one that works, making LAW and PATTERN.
  • 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!

 

SMALL   WATER

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Mall Waster
Mall Waters
EDDIE SAYS
S is the only one that works, making MALL and WASTER or WATERS.
  • 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!

 

PROUD  FOND

CORRECT ANSWER
Prod Found
EDDIE SAYS
U is the only one that works, making PROD and FOUND.
  • Question 5

Halfway through the final worksheet - what more could you ask?

 

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!

 

MEMBER  SELL

CORRECT ANSWER
Ember Smell
EDDIE SAYS
M is the only one that works, making EMBER and SMELL. Ooh SMELL those burning EMBERs on the wood fire!
  • 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!

 

FLOWER  RANK

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Lower Frank
EDDIE SAYS
F is the only letter that works, making LOWER and FRANK. FRANK here is not a name - it means to be open and honest.
  • Question 7

Nearly there, 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!

 

MEDITATE HEIR

CORRECT ANSWER
Mediate Their
EDDIE SAYS
T is the only letter that works, making MEDIATE and THEIR. MEDIATE is to bring about a solution to an argument - add it to your word list if you've not come across it before.
  • 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!

 

MONKEY THIN

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Money Think
EDDIE SAYS
K is the only letter that works, making MONEY and THINK. So nearly finished!!
  • 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!

 

SUPPER  EARLS

CORRECT ANSWER
Super Pearls
EDDIE SAYS
P is the only letter that works, making SUPER and PEARLS. I can image someone who might have SUPPER with EARLS saying "SUPER PEARLS darling!"
  • Question 10

You have reached the very last question on moving a letter! Are you excited?!

 

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!

 

DRIVEL  WAKING

CORRECT ANSWER
Drive Walking
EDDIE SAYS
L is the only letter that works, making DRIVE and WALKING. It's not DRIVEL (nonsense) - I think you may have mastered these questions now! Great achievement!
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