# 10.18: The Spelling <nn> and VCC

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

## The Spelling <nn> and VCC

1. Read over the list carefully. Starting with the vowel right in front of the <nn> in each one, mark the VCC pattern:

cinnamonchannelfunneltennispennybonnetminnowdinnerbunnyannual\begin{align*}& \text{cinnamon} && \text{funnel} && \text{penny} && \text{minnow} && \text{bunny} \\ & \text{channel} && \text{tennis} && \text{bonnet} && \text{dinner} && \text{annual}\end{align*}

2. Now sort the words into these five groups:

3. Sometimes the <nn> is necessary right after a short vowel in order to fill out the _______ pattern.

4. Here are some words that contain <nn>. For each one give the reason that [n] is spelled <nn>: Assimilation, Twinning, Simple Addition, or VCC:

Word Reason for <nn>
innocently
innumerable
unnecessarily
beginner
suddenness
nonnuclear
tennis
annihilation
announcement
connectedness
sunnier
cinnamon
cannot
conniving
funnel
annexes
channel
annulment
skinniest

5. So far you have worked with two ways of spelling [n] _____ and _____. Remember: The sound [n] is spelled one of these two ways about ninety-nine times out of every one hundred.

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