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Study: exc words

Even though xends with the /s/ sound, you still need the letter c in these words.

exceed
It is an offence to exceed the speed limit.
excel
David hopes to excel in his science exam.
excellent
Jane and Jim are excellent dancers.
except
I'll eat anything except bananas.
exception
I'll make an exception and let you stay up late tonight.
excerpt
An excerpt of the novel was published in the newspaper.
excess
He suffered from an excess of stress in his life and longed for a holiday.
excessive
He knew he was eating excessive amounts of junk food but found himself unable to stop.
excited
They are so excited about their first holiday abroad.
exciting
His latest film is full of exciting action.

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

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