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Rulebreakers - the el ending

These words end in el instead of the more common spelling le.

label
The school asked parents and guardians to label all school uniform.
libel
The lawyer distinguished between libel and slander.
nickel
Nickel occurs naturally in various minerals.
snorkel
He swam with his mask and snorkel.
yokel
He was fed up of being dismissed as a country yokel.
cancel
I'd like to cancel my appointment.
parcel
The postman brought the parcel to the house.
model
I'll use this glue to fix my model.
bagel
I ordered a bagel with cream cheese and a coffee.
angel
She drew an angel on her Christmas card.
chapel
The church school had its own chapel.
gospel
Our church has a gospel choir.
scalpel
She passed the surgeon a scalpel.
hostel
We will be staying in a hostel.
pastel
The cake was decorated in pastel colours.
morsel
We finished every last morsel of food.
vessel
We saw a large vessel on the horizon.
chisel
The sculptor worked with a hammer and a chisel.
diesel
This truck's engine runs on diesel fuel.
pretzel
I bought a pretzel from the bakery.

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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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