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# 7.21: How Do You Spell [t]?

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

## How Do You Spell [t]?

1. Underline the letters that spell the [t] sounds in the following words:

telephonewritercollecttechniquebenefitartistvegetabletaughtcandidatehospitalelectricsymptomtouristtonguestrugglemotors\begin{align*}&\text{telephone} && \text{benefit} && \text{candidate} && \text{tourist}\\ &\text{writer} && \text{artist} && \text{hospital} && \text{tongue}\\ &\text{collect} && \text{vegetable} && \text{electric} && \text{struggle}\\ &\text{technique} && \text{taught} && \text{symptom} && \text{motors}\end{align*}

2. Now sort the words into these three groups:

3. How is [t] spelled in all of these words? ____. More than nine times out of ten the sound [t] is spelled this way.

4. Fill in the blank: Usually the sound [t] is spelled _____.

5. Underline the letters that spell [t] in the following words:

cattailcommittedsubmittedregrettingouttalkupsettingbottomattentionattend\begin{align*}&\text{cattail} && \text{regretting} && \text{bottom}\\ &\text{committed} && \text{outtalk} && \text{attention}\\ &\text{submitted} && \text{upsetting} && \text{attend}\end{align*}

6. How is [t] spelled in all of these words? _____. About ninety-nine times out of a hundred the sound [t] is spelled either <tt>\begin{align*}<\text{tt}>\end{align*} or <t>.

Practically always the sound [t] is spelled either _____ or _____.

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