Sometimes Silent Final <e> Does Two Jobs at Once
1. A silent final <e> marks a preceding vowel as ______, a preceding <c> or <g> as ______, and a preceding <th> as ______.
2. You may have noticed that a silent final <e> can sometimes mark a long vowel and a soft or voiced consonant sound at the same time. Pronounce each of the following words and sort them into the matrix:
3. List the words in which silent final <e> marks a long vowel and also marks a voiced <th> or a soft <c> or a soft <g>:
4. In some of the following words the final <e> marks a long vowel and in some it does not. Sort the words into the matrixes:
5. In five of the words in Item 4 the final <e> does not mark a long vowel because the vowel is not stressed. Those five words are: