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# 8.2: More Practice with [t] Spelled < tt >

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

## More Practice with [t] Spelled <tt>\begin{align*}<\mathrm{tt}>\end{align*}

1. The following words all contain the sound [t] spelled <tt>\begin{align*}<\mathrm{tt}>\end{align*} because of either simple addition, twinning, or assimilation. Analyze each word to show where the two <t>'s come from:

Word = Analysis Reason
regretting = re + gret + t + ing Twinning
attractive = ad\begin{align*}\cancel{d}\end{align*} + t + tract + ive Assimilation
quitter = quit + t + er Twinning
attendance = ad\begin{align*}\cancel{d}\end{align*} + t + tend + ance Assimilation
outtake = out + take Simple Addition
attempted = ad\begin{align*}\cancel{d}\end{align*} + t + tempt + ed Assimilation
committee = com + mit + t + ee Twinning
attends = ad\begin{align*}\cancel{d}\end{align*} + t + tend + s Assimilation
cattails = cat + tail + s Simple Addition
submitting = sub + mit + t + ing Twinning
regretted = re + gret + t + ed Twinning
fatter = fat + t + er Twinning
attention = ad\begin{align*}\cancel{d}\end{align*} + t + tent + ion Assimilation
rattrap = rat + trap Simple Addition
fattiest = fat + t + y\begin{align*}\cancel{y}\end{align*} + i + est Twinning

2. Mark the VCV or VCC patterns for the first vowel in each of the following words and fill in the blanks, as we have done for later and latter:

Word #1\begin{align*}\#1\end{align*}

Is the vowel in

front of the <t>

long or short?

Word #2\begin{align*}\#2\end{align*}

Is the vowel in

front of the <tt>\begin{align*}<\mathrm{tt}>\end{align*}

long or short?

later

vcv

Long

latter

vcc

Short

writer

vcv

Long

written

vcc

Short

cuter

vcv

Long

cutter

vcc

Short

biter

vcv

Long

bitter

vcc

Short

fated

vcv

Long

fattest

vcc

Short

hating

vcv

Long

hatter

vcc

Short

Peter

vcv

Long

petting

vcc

Short

motor

vcv

Long

otter

vcc

Short

Word Find. This find contains the following twenty words that all have [t] spelled <tt>\begin{align*}<\mathrm{tt}>\end{align*} because of the VCC pattern:

attackatticbottomcottoncritterdittodittyflatteryflutterghettolettucemattermottootterpatternpettyputtyregattatattooutter\begin{align*}& \text{attack} && \text{critter} && \text{flutter} && \text{motto} && \text{putty} \\ & \text{attic} && \text{ditto} && \text{ghetto} && \text{otter} && \text{regatta} \\ & \text{bottom} && \text{ditty} && \text{lettuce} && \text{pattern} && \text{tattoo} \\ & \text{cotton} && \text{flattery} && \text{matter} && \text{petty} && \text{utter} \end{align*}

In nineteen of the words the <tt>\begin{align*}<\mathrm{tt}>\end{align*} is due to the VCC pattern. In one word it is due to assimilation. Which word is that? attack

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