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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 which 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(_)!

Find the missing letter for the four words below:

Bee (_) oe

Cal (_) rog

n

t

f

s

Find the missing letter:

Bel (_) ime

Til (_) ree

t

o

l

f

Find the missing letter:

Heav (_) ver

Ew (_) go

y

e

t

a

Find the missing letter:

Su (_) ore

Tri (_) oan

m

n

o

p

q

Find the missing letter:

Dra (_) oar

Cur (_) est

a

m

t

b

c

Find the missing letter and type it in below.

Ca (_) eer

Lum (_) ain

Find the missing letter and type it in below:

Ja (_) hat

Kne (_) ary

Find the missing letter and type it in below:

Tu (_) read

Cra (_) eam

Find the missing letter and type it in below:

Sou (_) ane

Lea (_) ower

Find the missing letter and type it in below:

Bac (_) night

Dus (_) ite

  • Question 1

Find the missing letter for the four words below:

Bee (_) oe

Cal (_) rog

CORRECT ANSWER
f
EDDIE SAYS
The one letter that works for ALL four words is f! This makes: beef, foe, calf and frog. Foe is another word for an enemy. I hope this type of question isn't your foe.
  • Question 2

Find the missing letter:

Bel (_) ime

Til (_) ree

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter for all four words is t. Were you tricked by the letter l? This worked for three of the words but not the fourth. T makes: belt, time, tilt and tree.
  • Question 3

Find the missing letter:

Heav (_) ver

Ew (_) go

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
Now this was a challenge! The missing letter was e, and it makes the words heave, ever, ewe and ego. These were tricky words so here are some of the meanings to make a note of: Heave - lift or haul something heavy Ewe - a female sheep (pronounced 'you') Ego - your self-esteem
  • Question 4

Find the missing letter:

Su (_) ore

Tri (_) oan

CORRECT ANSWER
m
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter m? This makes sum, more, trim and moan. Keep up the hard work, letter detective!
  • Question 5

Find the missing letter:

Dra (_) oar

Cur (_) est

CORRECT ANSWER
b
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter b? This makes: drab, boar, curb and best. Here are the meanings of the two tricky words: drab: dull and colourless boar: a male pig
  • Question 6

Find the missing letter and type it in below.

Ca (_) eer

Lum (_) ain

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter p? This makes cap, peer, lump and pain. If you are struggling to find the letter, work your way through the alphabet until you find one that works.
  • Question 7

Find the missing letter and type it in below:

Ja (_) hat

Kne (_) ary

CORRECT ANSWER
w
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter w? This makes the words jaw, what, knew and wary. Wary means cautious. I hope you're being wary when typing in the answers to these questions!
  • Question 8

Find the missing letter and type it in below:

Tu (_) read

Cra (_) eam

CORRECT ANSWER
b
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was b. This makes the words tub, bread, crab and beam.
  • Question 9

Find the missing letter and type it in below:

Sou (_) ane

Lea (_) ower

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
This time the missing letter was p! This makes the words: soup, pane, leap and power. Remember to double check that your letter works for all four words.
  • Question 10

Find the missing letter and type it in below:

Bac (_) night

Dus (_) ite

CORRECT ANSWER
k
EDDIE SAYS
This time the missing letter was k. This makes the words back, knight, dusk and kite. Dusk is the time just before day turns into night.
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