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y words

Usually when a long /e/ sound falls at the end of a word, it is spelt with the letter y.

Click on the speaker to hear each word. The vowel sound is not always strong. Sometimes it even sounds like a short /i/ sound.

A -y at the end of a word can also indicate a suffix. Learn more in Unit 9.

angry
My friend is angry with me.
army
My brother joined the army this year.
baby
The baby gave a loud wail.
berry
The holly berry is bright red.
body
The liver is the largest organ inside the body.
cherry
Would you like a cherry with your ice-cream?
copy
Please email me a copy of your report.
curry
How much curry powder shall I use?
duty
The doctor is on night duty this week.
empty
I wandered through the empty streets.
every
Jack goes swimming every Saturday.
family
The family opened a bank account.
hungry
I feel hungry at lunch time.
lady
The lady wore a red hat.
marry
They plan to marry in the summer.
party
Will Jeff invite us to his party?
sorry
I'm sorry to hear you are ill.
memory
My memory for spelling is getting better.
penalty
Sam always bluffs when he takes a penalty.
injury
The injury left a scar.

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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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