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Study the word list: -ain with a long /a/ sound

In these words the final syllable has a clear long /a/ sound

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abstain
He chose to abstain from eating meat.
again
I've told you once and I'll tell you again.
ascertain
Were you able to ascertain the identity of the culprit?
attain
The sports car could attain a top speed of 200 mph.
complain
'm going to complain about that awful smell.
contain
A balanced diet should contain protein.
detain
He was sorry to detain the woman to the airport.
disdain
He looked at his brother with disdain.
domain
The desert is the camel's domain.
entertain
They hired a clown to entertain at the birthday party.
explain
Please explain why you are late.
maintain
A car will last longer if you maintain it well.
obtain
Valentine worked very hard to obtain her degree.
ordain

refrain

remain
The captain remained on his wrecked ship.
restrain

sustain
Ideas and concepts and art making is sustained throughout the artwork or portfolio. *
terrain

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Learn about these words in Unit 31. Word endings:-ture, -tain, ine

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