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Study the word list: -ain saying /in/

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

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bargain
My new camera was a real bargain.
captain
The captain of the plane sits on the right.
certain
Are you certain you paid that bill?
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 market square.
mountain
The only snow is at the top of the mountain.
plantain

porcelain
This is a type of fine china: porcelain.
villain
The film's hero killed the villain.
Britain
In Britain, some spellings are different from the USA.

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

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