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16.23: Review of VCV Shortening Rules

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Review of VCV Shortening Rules

1. The Suffix -ity Rule. The vowel right in front of the suffix -ity will always be ______________, even if it is the first vowel in a ______________ string.

2. The Third Vowel Rule. The third vowel sound from the end of a word will often be ______ if it is ______________, even if it is the first vowel in a ______ string.

3. French Lemon Rule. Words that have ____________ vowel sounds and were borrowed from ______________ will have a ______________ first vowel, even in a _________ string.

4. Some of the words below are instances of the three rules above. Sort them into the table:


5. Be ready to discuss this question: What were your reasons for excluding each of the six words that you did not write into the table?

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