Spelling the sound /sh/ : sh, ch, ti, ci

The /sh/ sound.

As you would expect, the /sh/ sound is most commonly spelled with the letters sh:

shop shush rush shape

We have words in English that come from the French language and they often use ch.

brochure chalet chef machine

If the /sh/ sound comes in the middle of a word, it can be spelled ci or ti.

action special mention direction

Read the words aloud and listen for the sound /sh/ in each word.

Learning to spell with sh sound Learning to spell with sh sound Learning to spell with sh sound
shell chef station
shed
shelf
shrimp
sheep
shark
shoot*
sunshine
shout
brush
marsh
wash
splash
English
vanish
champagne
chalet
machine
brochure
parachute
chute*
Note: Only a few common words
are listed here.
For many more with ti and ci
see Units 28 and 30.

ti - action
nation
mention
section
direction
information
ci - musician
special
racial
delicious
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