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Identify a letter that Completes Both Pairs of 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 Both Pairs of 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 pair.

 

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 in the missing space in all four words below? Type the letter in below.

 

_rill

_are

_ream

_ove

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

 

Rin (_) land

Lon (_) oat

t

g

b

l

Which letter completes both sets of words?

 

Sou (_) ower

Bee (_) roud

p

t

r

g

Which letter completes all four of the words below?

 

Fac (_) ager

Mat (_) ach

a

b

e

t

Which letter completes all four words below?

 

Elud (_) el

Grac (_) nvy

i

t

e

z

Which letter completes all four words below?

 

Mai (_) eave

Mea (_) eaf

l

t

b

h

Find the missing letter for all four words.

 

Hal (_) ver

Her (_) ther

a

o

u

i

Find the missing letter for all four words.

 

Glea (_) outh

Sea (_) et

t

c

i

m

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

 

Nee (_) itch

Bon (_) rab

Find the letter that completes the four words and type it in below.

 

Gna (_) orn

Mo (_) est

  • Question 1

Which letter could fill in the missing space in all four words below? Type the letter in below.

 

_rill

_are

_ream

_ove

CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter? It was d. This makes drill, dare, dream and dove. If you're stuck, you can work your way along the alphabet to see which letters work.
  • Question 2

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

 

Rin (_) land

Lon (_) oat

CORRECT ANSWER
g
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter g? This makes the words ring, gland, long and goat. Glands are found in our body, and they give off chemicals.
  • Question 3

Which letter completes both sets of words?

 

Sou (_) ower

Bee (_) roud

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter p? Some of you might have selected r, as this works for the first three words, but it doesn't work for the last word! This shows how important it is to try the letter out on ALL four words. P gives us the words soup, power, beep and proud.
  • Question 4

Which letter completes all four of the words below?

 

Fac (_) ager

Mat (_) ach

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was e. This makes the words face, eager, mate and each. I hope you are eager for more questions!
  • Question 5

Which letter completes all four words below?

 

Elud (_) el

Grac (_) nvy

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was e again! This makes the words elude, eel, grace and envy. Elude is a verb that means to escape or avoid. Burglars try to elude the police. Try not to elude these questions!
  • Question 6

Which letter completes all four words below?

 

Mai (_) eave

Mea (_) eaf

CORRECT ANSWER
l
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was l here. This makes the words mail, leave, meal and leaf. Try out all of the options until you find one that works for all four words.
  • Question 7

Find the missing letter for all four words.

 

Hal (_) ver

Her (_) ther

CORRECT ANSWER
o
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was o. This makes the words halo, over, hero and other. O, I hope you enjoyed that question!
  • Question 8

Find the missing letter for all four words.

 

Glea (_) outh

Sea (_) et

CORRECT ANSWER
m
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter here was m. This makes the words gleam, mouth, seam and met. Gleam means to shine brightly. You'll be gleaming if you spotted the missing letter m! Keep up the good work, letter detective. And keep gleaming!
  • Question 9

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

 

Nee (_) itch

Bon (_) rab

CORRECT ANSWER
d
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was d. Did you spot it? It makes the words need, ditch, bond and drab. Drab means dull. I hope EdPlace makes your work less drab!
  • Question 10

Find the letter that completes the four words and type it in below.

 

Gna (_) orn

Mo (_) est

CORRECT ANSWER
w
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was w. Did you spot it? This makes gnaw, worn, mow and west. Gnaw has a silent g. When an animal nibbles or bites something, it is gnawing.
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