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11.4: How Do You Spell Long <i>?

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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1. You can hear the long <i> sound [ī] in the word ripe. Most of the time [ī] us spelled <i> in the regular long vowel patterns VCV, V.V, Ve#, and VCle. Find the <i> that spells [ī] in each of the following words. Mark the <i> and the letters after it to show which of these four patterns each word contains:


2. Sort the twenty-five words into these four groups:

3. The next most common spelling of [ī] is <y> in the regular long vowel patterns VCV, V#, Ve#, V.V, and VCle. In each of the following words find the <y> that is spelling [ī] and mark the pattern that it is in:


4. Sort the words into the following five groups:

5. Both <i> and <y> often spell [ī] in the V.V pattern when certain suffixes are added to stems that end in <ie>, <ye>, or <y>. Find the letters that are spelling [ī] in the words below and mark the V.V pattern in each one. Then analyze each word into stem plus suffix to show how the V.V pattern comes about:

Word = Stem + Suffix
identifiable = identify + i + able
multiplying =
liar =
drier =
qualifying =
dying =
identifiable =
reliance =
supplier =

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