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Study the word list: igh words

The igh spelling pattern is used to represent long /i/ sound in English. You will find this pattern in words like high, sigh, and night. The igh combination is commonly used in the middle or at the end of a word.

When spelling words with the igh pattern, remember that the three-letter combination replaces the single letter i. This helps differentiate between similar-sounding words, such as right and write. Pay attention to the gh because these letters are part of the spelling pattern even though they don’t contribute to the sound.

high Birds fly high in the sky.
sigh The bored girl gave a loud sigh.
thigh The upper part of a leg is called the thigh.
bright The holly berry is bright red.
fight He broke his nose in a fight.
flight Our flight was delayed by fog.
fright The loud bang gave me a fright.
knight The knight carried a shield.
might You might have forgotten.
night I heard a very weird noise in the night.
plight We wanted to help their plight.
sight I saw a strange sight last night.
slight I have a slight pain in my neck.
tight My new boots are too tight.
delight Linda screamed with delight when she opened the present.
nightmare The child woke up crying after he had a nightmare.
twilight Twilight is the time of day just after sunset.
highlight White paint was used to highlight the detail.
height He was at the height of his popularity.

Learn more 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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Other lists from Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?

a-e words - set 1
a-e words - set 2
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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