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Identify a Letter that Completes All Words

In this worksheet, students will identify a letter which completes two words and begins the following two words (mostly from a selection of letters, as there is often more than one possible answer).

'Identify a Letter that Completes All Words' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Insert a Letter

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Hi, letter detective. Are we pleased to see you!

You’ve guessed it. We have another set of puzzles we need your help to solve.  Are you ready?

 

Here are the first three letters of a word and the last three letters of another word:

 

cla__

__ark

 

We need to find the same letter to finish cla__ and start __ark.

 

We could use the letter p. This would make clap and park.

It could be shown like this:

 

cla (p) ark


Let’s try another question:

Which letter could finish the first word and begin the second word?

par (__) eam

 

m           g          t

 

The correct answer is t, as it will make part and team.


Now let’s make it more challenging! We need to find the same missing letter for four words, not just two!

 

cro (__) int

tra (__) our

 

Just as before, we need to find an option that fits the first pair. Then we need to check that the same option works in the second set.

 

The missing letter is p, giving us:

 

cro (p) int

tra (p) our

 

The four complete words are crop, pint, trap and pour.


Now it’s your turn to find the missing letters in the questions on the next pages. Enjoy the hunt!      

Goo(_) luc(_)!

Here are the first three letters of a word and the last three letters of another word:

 

Hea_

_ain

 

Which letter below could complete the first word and also be used to start the next word?

Little Boy in the Rain

t

r

l

y

Here are the first three letters of one word and the last three letters of another word.

 

Tow_

_eat

 

Which letter from below would complete both of these words?

n

l

t

m

Which letter completes the first word and begins the second word? This is a different layout, but the same kind of question.

 

Bor (_) et

t

l

n

m

Which letter completes the first word and begins the second word?

 

Dis (_) andle

 

t

m

h

l

Which letters from below can complete the first word and begin the second word? Select all of the possible letters, as there is more than one.

 

Lo (_) est

b

y

t

w

Which letters could finish the first word and begin the second word? Select all of the possible options. 

 

Clea (_) ail

r

n

y

m

Match the words with missing letters to their correct missing letter:

Column A

Column B

Lon (_) oat
b
Sou (_) ain
g
Cu (_) read
p

Match the words with missing letters below to their correct missing letters:

Column A

Column B

Chai (_) ight
d
Dar (_) read
n
Fee (_) ove
t

Now for a challenge! We need to find the same letter that completes the gap in all four of these words. Pick the letter from the choices below.

 

Tal (_) amp

Pul (_) ime

m

t

l

a

Which letter would complete all four incomplete words below?

 

Fee (_) ail

Spli (_) rench

 

m

t

l

k

  • Question 1

Here are the first three letters of a word and the last three letters of another word:

 

Hea_

_ain

 

Which letter below could complete the first word and also be used to start the next word?

Little Boy in the Rain

CORRECT ANSWER
r
EDDIE SAYS
It's really helpful with these questions to go through the options and say the new words out loud. You'll be able to HEAR the correct answer. Which is funny because ... The missing letter is r. If you picked t or l, you were half-right, as these do complete the first word to make heat or heal, but they do not work for the second word. The letter r makes the words hear and rain. Try out all of the options and check to see if they work for both words.
  • Question 2

Here are the first three letters of one word and the last three letters of another word.

 

Tow_

_eat

 

Which letter from below would complete both of these words?

CORRECT ANSWER
n
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was n. This makes the words town and neat. Keep trying out all of the letters until you find the perfect match!
  • Question 3

Which letter completes the first word and begins the second word? This is a different layout, but the same kind of question.

 

Bor (_) et

CORRECT ANSWER
n
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter is n, which makes the words born and net. Let's hope nobody is born in a net!
  • Question 4

Which letter completes the first word and begins the second word?

 

Dis (_) andle

 

CORRECT ANSWER
h
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter is h. This makes the words dish and handle. I hope you can HANDLE these questions!
  • Question 5

Which letters from below can complete the first word and begin the second word? Select all of the possible letters, as there is more than one.

 

Lo (_) est

CORRECT ANSWER
b
t
w
EDDIE SAYS
There were three possible answers here! Did you spot any of them? The letter b makes the words lob and best. Lob is another word for throw. The letter t makes the words lot and test. The letter w makes the words low and west. Remember to check all of the possible options.
  • Question 6

Which letters could finish the first word and begin the second word? Select all of the possible options. 

 

Clea (_) ail

CORRECT ANSWER
r
n
EDDIE SAYS
There were two possible letters here. The letter r makes the words clear and rail. The letter n makes the words clean and nail. Keep up the good work, letter filler-inner!
  • Question 7

Match the words with missing letters to their correct missing letter:

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Lon (_) oat
g
Sou (_) ain
p
Cu (_) read
b
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find some of the pairs? The letter g makes the words long and goat. The letter p makes the words soup and pain. The letter b makes the words cub and bread.
  • Question 8

Match the words with missing letters below to their correct missing letters:

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Chai (_) ight
n
Dar (_) read
t
Fee (_) ove
d
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find any pairs? The letter n makes the words chain and night. The letter t makes the words dart and tread. The letter d makes the words feed and dove. What a good pair this is!
  • Question 9

Now for a challenge! We need to find the same letter that completes the gap in all four of these words. Pick the letter from the choices below.

 

Tal (_) amp

Pul (_) ime

CORRECT ANSWER
l
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was l! This makes the words tall, lamp, pull and lime. Imagine a tall lamp pulling a lime! Now that's a random selection of words.
  • Question 10

Which letter would complete all four incomplete words below?

 

Fee (_) ail

Spli (_) rench

 

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was t! This makes the words feet, tail, split and trench. A trench is a long ditch. Great skills letter spotter, that's another activity completed, you're making great progress!
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