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The l sound after m

To spell the sound /m l/ at the end of a word use al or el.

animal
I heard the roar of a wild animal.
decimal
The decimal numeral system has ten as its base.
dismal
The team’s performance was dismal.
formal
It's a formal dinner so we need to dress smartly.
normal
A normal pregnancy lasts for nine months.
mammal
The blue whale is the largest mammal.
thermal
Thermal decomposition is the breaking down of a compound using heat.
camel
We went on a camel ride.
caramel
Caramel cake is my favourite.
enamel
Enamel paint is used on metal.

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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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