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Before the letter y the sound /s/ can be spelled with the letter c.

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cyanide
Cyanide is a dangerous poison.
cyclone
A violent storm with strong winds is a cyclone.
cylinder
A tube-shaped object is a cylinder.
cynic
He is a cynic who thinks her kindness is too good to be true.
emergency
Call the ambulance, it's an emergency.
fancy
What do you fancy to eat tonight?
mercy
The judge showed mercy to the sick criminal.
policy
The government policy is to build more houses.
agency
She worked for a government agency.
decency
Will you have the decency to say sorry?
privacy
I hope the photographers will respect their privacy.
pregnancy
A normal pregnancy lasts for nine months.
urgency
The main road must be repaired with great urgency.
accuracy
He shot the target with great accuracy.
efficiency
The factory improved its efficiency.

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Learn about these words in Unit 20. Soft c: ce, ci, cy


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