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Move a Letter Practice 3

In this practice exercise, students will identify a letter that can be removed from the first word and added into the second word, under timed conditions.

'Move a Letter Practice 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Exam-Style Questions: Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Exam-Style Questions: Move a Letter

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The following activity is a practice exercise to help you measure your success under timed conditions. 

If you are unsure of an answer move on to the next question. 

You should come back to questions you found difficult at the end if you have time.

 

 

We need to remove a letter from the first word and insert that same letter into the second word.

We have to make sure we are left with two real words after this.

munch            pat

 

First, we need to find a letter to remove from munch that leaves us with a real word.

 

guinea pig munching lettuce

 

If we remove the n from munch, we are left with the word much.

 

Now, we need to fit the letter n into the word pat to make another real word.

If we insert the letter n after the second letter in pat, we get the word pant.

 

The answer is the letter n, as this is the letter that we moved.

 

Now it’s time to begin this practice exercise. 

Good luck!

 

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

WASTER          EVER

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

LAWN          PATTER

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

SMALL          WATER

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

PROUD          FOND

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

MEMBER          SELL

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

FLOWER          RANK

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

MEDITATE          HEIR

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

MONKEY          THIN

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

SUPPER          EARLS

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

DRIVEL          WAKING

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

  • Question 1

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

WASTER          EVER

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Water Sever
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to use only one space between your new words and to write them in the same order? Firstly, we need to decide which letters we can remove from the word WASTER which will leave behind a real word which still makes sense. We can remove the S to make WATER or the R to make WASTE. Now, which of these letters can we add into the second word EVER? We can only add the S, to make the new word SERVER. It is not possible to add the R in a way which creates a new, real word which makes sense.
  • Question 2

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

LAWN          PATTER

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Law Pattern
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to use only one space between your new words and to write them in the same order? Moving the N is the only option that works here, making the new word pair of LAW and PATTERN.
  • Question 3

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

SMALL          WATER

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Mall Waster
Mall Waters
EDDIE SAYS
S is the only letter we can remove from the word SMALL which leaves behind a viable real word - MALL. However, we can choose to add this letter in two different places in the word WATER - WASTER or WATERS. Both of these answers would be marked as correct. Which option did you choose? Did you use only one space in your answer and keep the words in the same order?
  • Question 4

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

PROUD          FOND

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Prod Found
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to use only one space between your new words and to write them in the same order? U is the only letter that works, making the new double act of PROD and FOUND.
  • Question 5

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

MEMBER          SELL

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Ember Smell
EDDIE SAYS
M is the only letter that we can remove from the first word, making the new pairing of EMBER and SMELL. Did you use only one space in your answer and keep the words in the same order?
  • Question 6

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

FLOWER          RANK

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Lower Frank
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to use only one space between your new words and to write them in the same order? F is the only letter that works here, making the new pairing of LOWER and FRANK.
  • Question 7

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

MEDITATE          HEIR

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Mediate Their
EDDIE SAYS
T is the only letter that works here, making the new pair of words MEDIATE and THEIR. Did you use only one space in your answer and keep the words in the same order?
  • Question 8

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

MONKEY          THIN

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Money Think
EDDIE SAYS
K is the only letter that works here, making the new words MONEY and THINK.
  • Question 9

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

SUPPER          EARLS

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Super Pearls
EDDIE SAYS
P is the only letter that can be removed from the word SUPPER to leave a real word behind, making SUPER and PEARLS.
  • Question 10

Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word.

 

DRIVEL          WAKING

 

Type the two new words you have created in the box below.

Make sure that you leave only one space between the words and write them in the correct order or your answer may be marked incorrectly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Drive Walking
EDDIE SAYS
L is the only letter that can be moved here, making the new words DRIVE and WALKING.
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