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-ain saying /in/

In these words the final syllable has a weak sound, a bit like /in/. This sound is often spelled ain.

bargain
My new camera was a real bargain.
captain
The captain remained on his wrecked ship.
certain
Jacob was certain he knew his spellings.
chaplain
If you're worried, why not speak to the chaplain?
chieftain
He was the chieftain of the tribe.
curtain
There are cobwebs all over the curtain.
fountain
There is a fountain in the middle of the park.
mountain
You can see for miles from the mountain ridge.
plantain
Would you like some plantain and ice cream?
porcelain
He served the tea in porcelain cups.
villain
The film's hero killed the villain.
Britain
The wren is one of the smallest birds in Britain.

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

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

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

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