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Add a Two-Letter Word to Create a New Word

In this worksheet, students will work out the missing letters of a word. They will use the context of the given sentence to help them. It will develop students’ comprehension, spelling and problem solving skills.

'Add a Two-Letter Word to Create a New Word' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Partial Word

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Hi, word detective!

Our letter thief has been at it again!

 

The thief has stolen two letters from a word but they have left a clue behind to help us figure out what the word is.

 

The clue is a synonym, which is a word with a very similar meaning.

 

Let’s have a look at the partial word:

 

Synonym Partial Word
halt  SP

 

The word has had two of its letters removed from somewhere in the word, but we are not sure where.

What could these letters be and where could they have been removed from?

 

policeman

 

 

The stolen letters are TO and the word is STOP.

 

 

 

Here is another word with missing letters:

CO

 

This time the thief has left behind a different kind of clue:

 

Clue  Partial word 
Something you wear when it's raining or cold  CO

 

What could these letters be and where could they have been removed from?

 

coat

 

The missing letters are AT and the word is COAT.

 

 

 

In this activity, you will be a word detective and work out the missing letters in a partial word.

The thief has left you a clue or a synonym for each word; this will help you to work out what the word is.

 

Another useful clue is that the two missing letters must make a word on their own.

 

Psst! Here’s a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:

You can use a thesaurus to help you if you get stuck.

 

Good luck locating those missing letters!

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