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Unit 20: The soft c sound: ce ci cy words

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Unit 20: Soft c: ce, ci and cy words

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Spelling ce, ci and cy words - the soft c sound

Before the vowels e, i and y, the sound /s/ can be spelled with the letter c:

Help spelling English words with soft sound c Help spelling English words with soft sound c Help spelling English words with soft sound c
ce as in celebrate ci as in city cy as in cycle
cell*
cease
ceiling
celery
central
cent*
celebrity
cellar*
cement
cemetery
century
centipede
census
ceramic
cereal
ceremony
certain
certificate
center American spelling
centimeter American spelling
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cancel
concern
decent
recent
innocent
grocer
process
parcel
princess
concentrate
December
magnificent
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cinema
cinnamon
cipher
circle
circular
circulate
circus
citizen
citrus
civil
civilian
civilize American spelling
civilization American spelling
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decide
decimal
electricity
exercise
incident
medicine
pencil
precise
precinct
rancid
recipe
recite
specific
specimen
society
participate
atrocity
velocity
association
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cyanide
cyclone
cygnet*
cylinder
cynic
Cyprus*
cypress*

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emergency
fancy
mercy
policy
agent > agency
decent > decency
private > privacy
pregnant > pregnancy
urgent > urgency
accurate > accuracy
efficient > efficiency

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Notes:
1. Words marked * are homophones. Please see page 12
2. Words beginning with ac, suc, exc and sc are on page 7

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