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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.

My friend is angry with me.
My brother joined the army this year.
The baby gave a loud wail.
The holly berry is bright red.
The liver is the largest organ inside the body.
Would you like a cherry with your ice-cream?
Please email me a copy of your report.
How much curry powder shall I use?
The doctor is on night duty this week.
I wandered through the empty streets.
Jack goes swimming every Saturday.
The family opened a bank account.
I feel hungry at lunch time.
The lady wore a red hat.
They plan to marry in the summer.
Will Jeff invite us to his party?
I'm sorry to hear you are ill.
My memory for spelling is getting better.
Sam always bluffs when he takes a penalty.
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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ai words - set 1
ai words - set 2
ay words - set 1
ay words - set 2
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ei words This list contains American English spellings
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