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Study the word list: ay words - set 1

On the end of a word the most common way to spell the long /a/ sound is with the letters ay.

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day
You can have a day off next week.
hay
Wait for a dry spell to cut the hay.
lay
Male birds do not lay eggs.
may
Please may I have a piece of cake?
pay
I insist it's my turn to pay for the drinks.
ray
A ray of sunshine lit up the wall.
say
They say it's a wonderful place to visit.
way
He looked at me in a very odd way.
clay
They dug up a huge amount of clay.
gray American English spelling
My hair is beginning to go gray.
pray
Muslims pray in a mosque.
tray
Put the glasses on the tray.
slay
Did St George slay a dragon?
stay
Stay there, do not move.
sway
We watched them sway in time to the music.
spray
Spray the room to freshen the air.
stray
Stray cats are often very thin.

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Learn about these words in Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?


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