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Words ending in ple

The /p l/ sound at the end of a word is usually spelled ple.

apple
The apple was crisp and ripe.
maple
I love pancakes with maple syrup.
staple
The photocopier can staple documents together if necessary.
steeple
The village church has a tall steeple.
cripple
Debt can cripple a country's economy.
ripple
A leaf fell into the water, leaving barely a ripple.
tipple
My grandmother loves a glass of sherry as her evening tipple.
topple
One push might be enough to topple the hierarchy.
ample
There are ample funds for the project.
sample
The journalist interviewed a sample of those present.
trample
Be careful not to trample on the flowers.
example
The applicants were asked to bring an example of their work to the interview.
temple
Our family worships in a temple.
pimple
He had a tiny pimple on his left cheek.
simple
The homework was simple to begin with, but grew harder as the year progressed.
crumple
He was careful not to crumple his certificate.
rumple
The children were warned not to rumple the sheets by jumping on the bed.
couple
I asked a couple of friends to help me.
people
Some people can wiggle their ears up and down.
purple
I wore a purple shirt.

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Learn about these words in Unit 26. Word endings: -le, and exceptions e.g. al, el, ol

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