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On the end of a word the most common way to spell the long /e/ sound is with the letter y. Here are just a few of those words. Note: this is not a strong /e/ sound. It can sometimes sound like a short /i/.

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angry
It's plain to see you are angry.
army
In the army they learn to march.
baby
The baby gave a loud wail.
berry
The holly berry is bright red.
body
The body had lain there for weeks.
cherry
Would you like a cherry with your ice-cream?
copy
You shouldn't copy the work of others.
curry
Use some ginger to spice up the curry.
duty
The doctor is on night duty this week.
empty
The coffee jar is empty.
every
Brush your teeth every day to prevent decay.
family
Sam comes from a very large family.
hungry
My dog is always hungry.
lady
Mike gave up his seat for an old lady.
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
His penalty for stealing was a big fine.
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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