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Locate the Hidden Word in More Complex Sentences

In this worksheet, students will find hidden four-letter words which are stretched over the gaps between words in full sentences.

'Locate the Hidden Word in More Complex Sentences' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Hidden Word

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Word detective we need your skills.  Some of our sneaky words have run away and are hiding among other words.  With your help, we hope we can track them down.

 

Can you find the word sail hidden between the two words below?

serious ailment

 

Have you found it?!?

That’s right, it’s here:

serious ailment

 

This word is hidden in a _ / _ _ _ pattern.

So it is made up of the last letter of one word and the first three letters of the next word.

 

Sail Boat

 

Let’s try another:

Can you find a four-letter word hidden between the two words below?

the attack

 

Did you find heat?

 

It is hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern.

So it is made from the last two letters of the first word and the first two of the second word.

the attack

 

 

Words can hide in three different patterns:

_ / _ _ _

The last letter of the first word and the first three letters of the second word.

tough elders

_ _ / _ _

The last two letters of the first word and the first two letters of the second word.

drab lesson

_ _ _ / _

The last three letters of the first word and the first letter of the second word.

war memorial

 

Let’s make this more challenging now!

Can you find the hidden four-letter word in the entire sentence below?

“What a superb ornament!” exclaimed Jessica. 

 

The hidden word is born in a _ / _ _ _ pattern.

“What a superb ornament!” exclaimed Jessica.

 

 

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

Try covering all of the letters that you’re not looking at with your thumbs.  Move along the sentence so that you only see four letters at a time.


 

Now it’s time for you to be a hidden word detective and hunt down those sneaky words! Good luck and don’t forget to look out for the patterns.

 

We need your help word detective!

 

A four-letter word can be found by combining the end of one word with the beginning of the next word. 

 

Underline the two words that contain the hidden word.

 

We have ample avocados in the fridge.

A four-letter word can be found by combining the end of one word with the beginning of the next word.

 

Underline the two words that contain the hidden word.

Fix some of her egg shells

A four-letter word can be found by combining the end of one word with the beginning of the next word.

 

Underline the two words that contain this hidden word.

 

Can we stop for a break?

Between which pair of words can the hidden four-letter word be found?

 

Brad entered the dark cave bravely.

Brad entered

entered the

the dark

dark cave

cave bravely

Select the two words that the hidden four-letter word can be found between in the sentence below.

 

 

That's the best opera I've seen.

That's the

the best

best opera

opera I've

I've seen

Between which two words can the hidden word be found?

 

Did Bert enter the holiday raffle?

Did Bert enter the holiday raffle?

Find the hidden four-letter word in the sentence below. 

 

Select the two words that contain the letters of the hidden word.

 

The dog in the basket wins.

The dog

dog in

in the

the basket

basket wins

Between which two words is the hidden word hiding?

 

Those machines took ages to work.

 

 

Those machines

machines took

took ages

ages to

to work

Where can you find the sneaky word hidden here?

 

Do you move spaces often?

Do you

you move

move spaces

spaces often

Between which two words is the hidden word located? Remember to try out the three different letter patterns.

 

He's hiding in the attic.

He's hiding

hiding in

in the

the attic

  • Question 1

We need your help word detective!

 

A four-letter word can be found by combining the end of one word with the beginning of the next word. 

 

Underline the two words that contain the hidden word.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
We have ample avocados in the fridge.
EDDIE SAYS
Hey word detective. Did you manage to find the hidden word here? We need to work our way along the sentence, trying out all three letter patterns as we go, until we find a hidden word. This hidden word is between ample and avocados in a _ _ _ / _ pattern. We have ample avocados in the fridge. The hidden word is plea. A plea is an urgent request or an appeal.
  • Question 2

A four-letter word can be found by combining the end of one word with the beginning of the next word.

 

Underline the two words that contain the hidden word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Fix some of her egg shells
EDDIE SAYS
Did you try out the three different letter patterns until you found the word? This time the sneaky mystery word was hidden between her and egg. It's in a _ _ _ / _ pattern which makes the word here. Fix some of her egg shells. Keep your eyes peeled for more hidden words.
  • Question 3

A four-letter word can be found by combining the end of one word with the beginning of the next word.

 

Underline the two words that contain this hidden word.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Can we stop for a break?
EDDIE SAYS
Hey detective! Did you locate the sly hidden word here? This word was hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between we and stop. Can you see the word now? Canwe stop for a break? The hidden word was west! Top tip --> you can use your fingers to cover up letters to help you to focus on four letters at a time.
  • Question 4

Between which pair of words can the hidden four-letter word be found?

 

Brad entered the dark cave bravely.

CORRECT ANSWER
Brad entered
EDDIE SAYS
We had another _ / _ _ _ pattern here. This was between Brad and entered. Can you see the word dent? Brad entered the dark cave bravely. Keep those eyes sharp and alert for more hidden words.
  • Question 5

Select the two words that the hidden four-letter word can be found between in the sentence below.

 

 

That's the best opera I've seen.

CORRECT ANSWER
best opera
EDDIE SAYS
When there are apostrophes in the sentence, you just have to ignore them and look at the letters in the same way as normal. This time the hidden word was bang in the middle of the sentence. Can you see it? The word is stop and it's hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between best and opera. That's the best opera I've seen.
  • Question 6

Between which two words can the hidden word be found?

 

Did Bert enter the holiday raffle?

CORRECT ANSWER
Did Bert enter the holiday raffle?
EDDIE SAYS
The mystery hidden word was tent here? Can you see it? It's in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between Bert and enter. Did Bert enter the holiday raffle? If you struggle to see the word, make sure you work your way along the sentence with your fingers, focussing on four letters at a time.
  • Question 7

Find the hidden four-letter word in the sentence below. 

 

Select the two words that contain the letters of the hidden word.

 

The dog in the basket wins.

CORRECT ANSWER
basket wins
EDDIE SAYS
Now we know that the word is between basket and wins, can you see it? It's in a _ / _ _ _ pattern. Have you noticed that this pattern is quite common? The word is twin. basket wins When the question is laid out like this, we can just focus on a pair of words at a time in the answer options. Some people find this easier than looking at the whole sentence.
  • Question 8

Between which two words is the hidden word hiding?

 

Those machines took ages to work.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
machines took
EDDIE SAYS
The mischievous word is hiding between machines and took. Can you see it? The word is nest and it's hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern. Those machines took ages to work.
  • Question 9

Where can you find the sneaky word hidden here?

 

Do you move spaces often?

CORRECT ANSWER
spaces often
EDDIE SAYS
Try not to get distracted by reading the sentence. Your mission is to go straight in and find the hidden word by using the three letter patterns. The word here was soft and it's between spaces and often. Do you move spaces often?
  • Question 10

Between which two words is the hidden word located? Remember to try out the three different letter patterns.

 

He's hiding in the attic.

CORRECT ANSWER
the attic
EDDIE SAYS
Did you ignore the topic of the sentence and go straight to the hidden word hunting? This word heat is hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between the and attic. He's hiding in the attic. You have now reached the end of this mission - super word hunting!
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