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Identify a Letter that Completes All the 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 the 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          and          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(_)!

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

Type in the letter below.

 

_lum

 _ain

_oal

_lee

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

Ma (_) ark

Lea (_) ear

s

g

p

t

Which letter completes both sets of words?

Fad (_) ars

Pal (_) nvy

a

e

l

p

Which letter completes all four of the words below?

Ban (_) itch

Fun (_) eal

d

m

a

l

Which letter completes all four words below?

Hal (_) earn

Caro (_) eap

t

l

m

s

Which letter completes all four words below?

Chas (_) eat

Tea (_) ore

m

n

o

p

Find the missing letter for all four words.

Hal (_) ear

Loa (_) ront

t

r

f

a

Find the missing letter for all four words:

Heave (_) ear

Pai (_) ext

n

y

e

r

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

Chea (_) read

Bel (_) oad

One more challenge!

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

Co (_) east

Pra (_) our

  • Question 1

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

Type in the letter below.

 

_lum

 _ain

_oal

_lee

CORRECT ANSWER
G
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter g? This makes the words glum, gain, goal and glee. Glum is another word for sad. I hope you are filled with glee about these questions, rather than feeling glum!
  • 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.

Ma (_) ark

Lea (_) ear

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter p? This makes the words map, park, leap and pear.
  • Question 3

Which letter completes both sets of words?

Fad (_) ars

Pal (_) nvy

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter e? This makes the words fade, ears, pale and envy. Envy is another word for jealousy.
  • Question 4

Which letter completes all four of the words below?

Ban (_) itch

Fun (_) eal

CORRECT ANSWER
d
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was d here. This makes the words band, ditch, fund and deal. Keep up the hard work, letter detective!
  • Question 5

Which letter completes all four words below?

Hal (_) earn

Caro (_) eap

CORRECT ANSWER
l
EDDIE SAYS
L was the letter that worked for all four words here. It makes the words hall, learn, carol and leap. Let's leap into the next question!
  • Question 6

Which letter completes all four words below?

Chas (_) eat

Tea (_) ore

CORRECT ANSWER
m
EDDIE SAYS
This was quite a tricky one letter detective. Have you heard of the word chasm? The missing letter is m here. This makes the words chasm, meat, team and more. A chasm is a big gap or an abyss in the earth's surface.
  • Question 7

Find the missing letter for all four words.

Hal (_) ear

Loa (_) ront

CORRECT ANSWER
f
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter is f. This makes the words half, fear, loaf and front. Make sure your letter works for all four words, as some letters are sneaky and work for some of the words and not all.
  • Question 8

Find the missing letter for all four words:

Heave (_) ear

Pai (_) ext

CORRECT ANSWER
n
EDDIE SAYS
This time the missing letter was n. This makes heaven, near, pain and next. Are you getting the hang of it now?
  • Question 9

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

Chea (_) read

Bel (_) oad

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
This was a challenge as there were no letters to choose from. The missing letter is t and it makes the words cheat, tread, belt and toad.
  • Question 10

One more challenge!

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

Co (_) east

Pra (_) our

CORRECT ANSWER
y
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was y. The words are coy, yeast, pray and your. Coy means coming across as shy. Great work, letter detective, that's another activity completed. You are not shy of some hard work!
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