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4 comments on “Syllables
  1. […] can be long with the Silent e pattern, Vowel Teams, Open Syllables, and Tricky Y. Two more important long vowel patterns to learn are: i and o can be long when […]

  2. […] See also Vowel Teams, and Open & Closed Syllables. […]

  3. […] often make the short vowel sound. When a vowel is followed by at least one consonant, it is a closed syllable. An exception sometimes occur when the letters i and o are followed by two consonants. (find and […]

  4. […] Syllables: Drums at literactive, Alphabats at abcya, Silly Bulls at see more at syllables […]

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