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14.15: How Do You Spell [sh]?

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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How Do You Spell [sh]?

1. You can hear the sound [sh] at the beginning and end of the word shush. One of its best known spellings, not too surprisingly, is <sh>. Underline the letters that spell [sh] in the following words:

\begin{align*}&\text{shepherdess} && \text{horseshoe} && \text{accomplished} && \text{sheriff}\\ &\text{nourish} && \text{kinship} && \text{shocking} && \text{friendship}\\ &\text{selfish} && \text{shrieked} && \text{aftershock} && \text{publisher}\\ &\text{shoulder} && \text{distinguish} && \text{shudder} && \text{vanish}\end{align*}

2. Sort the words into these two groups:

3. One common spelling of [sh] is _______, which usually comes at the or at the _______ of an element.

4. The following words contain two other spellings of [sh] that are not so common as <sh>. Eleven of the words contain [sh] spelled Way #1, and four words contain [sh] spelled Way #2. Underline the letters that spell [sh] in each word and then sort the words into the two different groups described below:

\begin{align*}&\text{chivalry} && \text{chaperon} && \text{schlemiel}\\ &\text{crochet} && \text{schwa} && \text{machine}\\ &\text{schnook} && \text{champagne} && \text{chauffeur}\\ &\text{parachute} && \text{mustache} && \text{pistachio}\\ &\text{chagrin} && \text{schlock} && \text{nonchalant}\end{align*}


6. Three ways to spell [sh] are _______, _______, and ________.

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