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Unit 7H Homophones: Spelling the long vowel sounds
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Unit 7H: A 'Beat the spellchecker!' test for Unit 7 words

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Homophones for Unit 7 - the long vowel sounds

Spelling Homophones with long vowel soundSpelling homophones...
... the words the computer spellchecker will not spot.

This section covers the long vowel sound /ī/.

think back to spelling teaching These are the main ways of spelling this sound:

Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
i-e as in kite
Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
igh as in light.
Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
y as in sky.
Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
ie as in tie.

Which of the bold words is correct?

Type the correct word:

Will you help me find/fined my keys?
There they are, by/buy the door.
I'll right/write as soon as I arrive.
She tied/tide the plant to the wall.
I don't like children who wine/whine.
My son might/mite visit me tomorrow.
The old man sighed/side sadly.
It's quite/quiet a warm day.
Throw the ball hire/higher next time.
The monster had only one aye/eye.
I got a sight/site of the pop star.
A knight/night is called 'Sir'.


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