Silent Final <e> and Stress
1. Final <e> Deletion Rule. You delete a final <e> that marks a _______ or a _______ only when you add a suffix that starts with ________, ________, or ________; you delete a final <e> that is only marking a long vowel when you add a suffix that starts with any ________.
The rule is this: Silent final <e> only marks a vowel long if the vowel has strong stress.
3. Mark the strong stress in each of these words. Remember that when a word has two vowel sounds, the strong stress is usually on the first vowel — not always, but usually:
4. Now sort the words into this matrix:
5. A silent final <e> only marks a long vowel if the final vowel sound in the word has ______ stress.