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Identify the Hidden Word in a Sentence

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

'Identify the Hidden Word in a Sentence' 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.

Sails on a 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.

 

The word mend has sneakily squeezed between the two words below.

 

At 9 o'clock the film ended.

 

Which pattern is the word hiding in?

_ / _ _ _

_ _ / _ _

_ _ _ / _

Another sly word has been playing hide and seek!

 

This time the word late is hiding between two words below.

The girl ate her lunch.

 

Which pattern is it hiding in?

_ / _ _ _

_ _ / _ _

_ _ _ / _

The four-letter word real has squeezed in a sentence below.

Which sentence is real hiding in?

 

You are automatically through to the next round.

'"You are all doing very well" said the teacher.

The care taker was retiring

Now the word less has joined in the hiding game!

Which sentence is it hiding in?

 

The soap bubbles should soon disappear.

Pear trees sell for more than apple trees.

It smells now like there is a bonfire.

A mystery four-letter word has hidden in the sentence below. Can you find the word, by trying out the three-letter patterns?

If you want to get ripe fruit, you should shop first thing in the day.

Another cunning four-letter word has decided to hide. Can you find the word and identify it?

 

The children take the car from school.

It's happened again!

 

Another sneaky four-letter word has been playing hide and seek. We need you to track down the word and type it in below.

 

The beach inland is definitely the best.

What word is hidden in the sentence below? Can you track down the word and underline the two words that it's hiding between?

 

Her path ends at the fence.

What word is hiding in the sentence below?  Can you hunt it down and underline the two words that it's hiding between?

 

 

There is a sale after ten.

Your final task is to find the word they hiding in the sentence below. Underline the two words that it's hiding between.

The young boy went to school.
  • Question 1

The word mend has sneakily squeezed between the two words below.

 

At 9 o'clock the film ended.

 

Which pattern is the word hiding in?

CORRECT ANSWER
_ / _ _ _
EDDIE SAYS
Hi detective! Did you spot the word mend? The word mend was hiding in the last letter of film (f)and the first three letters of ended (end). We call this a _ / _ _ _ pattern. film ended Prepare yourself for more hidden words...
  • Question 2

Another sly word has been playing hide and seek!

 

This time the word late is hiding between two words below.

The girl ate her lunch.

 

Which pattern is it hiding in?

CORRECT ANSWER
_ / _ _ _
EDDIE SAYS
We had another _ / _ _ _ pattern here! This one comes up quite a lot. The word late uses the last letter of girl (l) and the first three letters of ate (ate). girl ate Make sure you try out all three of the letter patterns above until you find the hidden word.
  • Question 3

The four-letter word real has squeezed in a sentence below.

Which sentence is real hiding in?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
'"You are all doing very well" said the teacher.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you manage to track down the sneaky word here? The word real was hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between are and all. are all You can use your fingers to cover up some of the letters so that you can focus on four letters at a time.
  • Question 4

Now the word less has joined in the hiding game!

Which sentence is it hiding in?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
The soap bubbles should soon disappear.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find less? This time the sneaky word was hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern between bubbles and should. bubbles should Now your brain is nicely warmed up, we're about to make things more challenging.
  • Question 5

A mystery four-letter word has hidden in the sentence below. Can you find the word, by trying out the three-letter patterns?

If you want to get ripe fruit, you should shop first thing in the day.

CORRECT ANSWER
Trip
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find our sneaky hidden word? The word was trip and it's hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between get and ripe. It uses the last letter of get (t) and the first three letters of ripe (rip). get rip Make sure you try out all three letter patterns until you find a hidden word.
  • Question 6

Another cunning four-letter word has decided to hide. Can you find the word and identify it?

 

The children take the car from school.

CORRECT ANSWER
Rent
EDDIE SAYS
Did your sharp eyes notice the mystery word here? The word was rent and it was hidden in a _ _ _ / _ pattern. This means it used the last three letters of children (ren) and the first letter of to (t). If we put ren and t together we get the word rent. children to
  • Question 7

It's happened again!

 

Another sneaky four-letter word has been playing hide and seek. We need you to track down the word and type it in below.

 

The beach inland is definitely the best.

CORRECT ANSWER
Chin
EDDIE SAYS
Did you notice the word chin hiding here? This is hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern. reach inside We're about to make things a bit more challenging. Get ready...
  • Question 8

What word is hidden in the sentence below? Can you track down the word and underline the two words that it's hiding between?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Her path ends at the fence.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find the word then? It was hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between path and ends. path ends Make sure you try all three letter patterns between each pair of words. Work your way from the start to the end of the sentence so that you don't miss any options.
  • Question 9

What word is hiding in the sentence below?  Can you hunt it down and underline the two words that it's hiding between?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
There is a sale after ten.
EDDIE SAYS
This time the word was hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between sale and leaf. The last two letters of sale (le) and the first two letters of after (af) join together to make leaf. sale after
  • Question 10

Your final task is to find the word they hiding in the sentence below. Underline the two words that it's hiding between.

CORRECT ANSWER
The young boy went to school.
EDDIE SAYS
This word was hiding right at the start of the sentence! Can you see it? The word they is hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern between the and young. the young boy went to school. Fantastic detective work, you've now completed this activity!
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