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12.4: How Do You Spell Long <e>?

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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How Do You Spell Long <e>, [ē]?

1. The most important spelling of [ē] is <e>, almost always in the long patterns VCV and V.V. Underline the <e>'s that spell [ē] in each of the following words:


2. Sort the thirty words into the following two groups:

3. The <e> spelling of [ē] occasionally occurs in two patterns other than the very common VCV and V.V. Mark the <e> spellings of [ē] in the words below as we have done with maybe, vehicle, secret, and theater. Watch for the patterns in maybe and secret.

maybev#vehicle  vcvcourteouscathedralsecret  vcrvtheaterv.vcatastrophesheanemoneacnesimileallegiancelegalrecipeegretinebriated

4. You should have found four words with [ē] spelled <e> in one pattern other than VCV or V.V, and you should have found seven words with [ē] spelled <e> in another pattern other than VCV or V.V. In the table below label the two columns with the proper patterns and sort the fourteen words into the two groups:

The three words with [ē] spelled <e> in the VCV pattern:

The two words with [ē] spelled <e> in the V.V pattern:

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