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5.15: Lesson Fifteen

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More About [ks]

1. Underline the letters that spell [ks] in these words. Remember that in words like likes the <e> is not helping spell the [ks], so you should underline just the <k> and <\text{s}>:

& \text{mistakes} && \text{expense} && \text{tricks} && \text{blinks} \\& \text{remarks} && \text{parks} && \text{unmixed} && \text{exercise} \\& \text{fox} && \text{knocks} && \text{mechanics} && \text{attacks} \\& \text{weeks} && \text{taxes} && \text{jokes} && \text{relaxes}

2. Sort the words into these four groups:

3. In the left column below write out the ten words you found with [ks] spelled <ks>, <cks>, or <cs>. Then analyze each one into its free stem and suffix:

Words with [ks] spelled <ks>, <cks> or <cs> = Free stem + suffix
likes = like + s
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4. When [ks] is spelled <ks> or <cks> or <cs>, the <\text{s}> is a ______.

5. In the sixteen words you sorted out in this lesson [ks] is spelled <x> ______ times.

6. How Do You Spell [ks]? “The sound [ks] is usually spelled ______, unless the [s] is a ______.”

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