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

abstain He chose to abstain from eating meat.
again I have lost my door key again.
ascertain Were you able to ascertain the identity of the culprit?
attain I am trying to attain a qualification is customer service.
complain I'm going to complain about the awful smell.
contain A balanced diet should contain protein.
detain They could detain her without trial.
disdain He looked at his brother with disdain.
domain My room is my domain and I go there for peace and quiet.
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 Do you think the Catholic church will ever ordain women?
refrain Please refrain from talking in the silent study area.
remain He tried to remain alert.
restrain Please restrain your dog.
sustain The man could not sustain working twelve hours a day.
terrain The terrain was rocky.

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

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abstain
again
ascertain
attain
complain
contain
detain
disdain
domain
entertain
explain
maintain
obtain
ordain
refrain
remain
restrain
sustain
terrain

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Other lists from Unit 31. Word endings:-ture, -tain, ine

-ture words - set 1
-ture words - set 2
-ain saying /in/
-ine saying /in/
-ine with a long /e/ sound

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