More Ways That Vowels Can Be Long

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3 comments on “More Ways That Vowels Can Be Long
  1. […] After learning about how to divide syllables, notice that two syllable words with one middle consonant can divide after the first vowel. This leaves the first syllable open, which often has the long vowel sound. Examples: pa|per, be|gin, ti|ger, ro|bot, mu|sic. Note that there are exceptions: about 40% of the time the word splits after the middle consonant, making the first syllable closed and short. Examples: cam|el, ped|al, vis|it, rob|in. Learn more at More Ways That Vowels Can Be Long. […]

  2. […] and O can be long when followed by two consonants: (kind, cold) However, there are exceptions, like: gift, fist, mint, milk, kick, lost, sock, […]

  3. […] 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 lift the lost gold) A can make a short O sound sometimes. (watch the dog play squash […]

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