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ei words

A few words use ei to spell the long /a/ sound.

reins
Hold the reins lightly.
vein
A vein carries blood to the heart.
veil
The bride wore a long white veil.
reign
The country prospered under the King's reign.
neigh
I heard the horse neigh from the stable.
weigh
Weigh the ingredients carefully.
sleigh
The sleigh was pulled by reindeer.
eight
I get to work at eight o'clock.
freight
The freight was loaded onto the ship.
weight
To win the cake you must guess its weight.
neighbor American English spelling
Their new neighbor was very kind.

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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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a-e words - set 2
ai words - set 1
ai words - set 2
ay words - set 1
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ey words This list contains British English spellings
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