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7.18: Sometimes Silent Final <e> Does Two Jobs at Once

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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:

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