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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:  

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(_)!

Which letter could fill the missing spaces in the four words below?

 

mis_

_lum

pas_

_end

a

b

s

m

Which letter completes the first word and begins the second word in both sets of words? The same letter must work for all four words.

 

sh (_) ear

cla (_) awn

b

t

y

m

Which letter completes both pairs of words?

 

mai (_) oble

heave (_) ext

m

n

l

t

Which letter completes all four of the words below?

 

ca (_) oon

bu (_) ewt

a

l

t

n

Which letter completes all four words below?

 

foo (_) amp

fil (_) ost

l

m

t

c

Which letter completes all four words below?

 

gri (_) ost

chu (_) ats

t

m

b

g

Which letter completes all four words below?

 

eg (_) uess

lo (_) ross

m

g

a

w

Which letter completes all four words below?

 

pi (_) anda

chi (_) ool

l

t

p

m

Which letter completes the four words below? This time you don't have a choice of letters, so you  have to think of the letter yourself!

 

activ (_) ager

fortun (_) ating

Which letter completes all four words below? Type the letter in below.

 

her (_) each

clu (_) ench

  • Question 1

Which letter could fill the missing spaces in the four words below?

 

mis_

_lum

pas_

_end

CORRECT ANSWER
s
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter is s. This makes the words miss, slum, pass and send. Try out all of the possible options until one of them works for ALL of the words.
  • Question 2

Which letter completes the first word and begins the second word in both sets of words? The same letter must work for all four words.

 

sh (_) ear

cla (_) awn

CORRECT ANSWER
y
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was y! Why was it y? Not many three-letter words begin with 'sh' so this was a good place to start. The letter y gives us the words shy, year, clay and yawn.
  • Question 3

Which letter completes both pairs of words?

 

mai (_) oble

heave (_) ext

CORRECT ANSWER
n
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was n! This makes the words main, noble, heaven and next. Noble is another word for honest. It can also be the word used for a wealthy or high-ranking person.
  • Question 4

Which letter completes all four of the words below?

 

ca (_) oon

bu (_) ewt

CORRECT ANSWER
n
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was n again! It makes the words can, noon, bun and newt. A newt is an amphibian, like a frog, but with a long tail.
  • Question 5

Which letter completes all four words below?

 

foo (_) amp

fil (_) ost

CORRECT ANSWER
l
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was l. This makes the words fool, lamp, fill and lost. The other letters work with some of the words, but the correct answer must work with ALL of the words.
  • Question 6

Which letter completes all four words below?

 

gri (_) ost

chu (_) ats

CORRECT ANSWER
m
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was m. It makes the words grim, most, chum and mats. If something looks grim it looks gloomy and not very nice. Chum is another word for a friend.
  • Question 7

Which letter completes all four words below?

 

eg (_) uess

lo (_) ross

CORRECT ANSWER
g
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was g. This makes the words egg, guess, log and gross. Some people do think the words egg and gross go together. What do you think?
  • Question 8

Which letter completes all four words below?

 

pi (_) anda

chi (_) ool

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was p. This makes the words pip, panda, chip and pool. Pandas are my favourite animal!
  • Question 9

Which letter completes the four words below? This time you don't have a choice of letters, so you  have to think of the letter yourself!

 

activ (_) ager

fortun (_) ating

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was e! This makes the words active, eager, fortune and eating. Eager means really keen. Are you eager for the next question?
  • Question 10

Which letter completes all four words below? Type the letter in below.

 

her (_) each

clu (_) ench

CORRECT ANSWER
b
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was b. It makes the words herb, beach, club and bench. If you're really stuck, just work your way through the alphabet, trying each letter in the missing spaces. It wouldn't take you long to get to b!
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