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Words ending in il

Some words use il to spell the unstressed final syllable.

anvil
The blacksmith worked at the anvil all day.
basil
She picked some basil from the garden.
civil
She worked in the civil service.
devil
The devil is feared by many people.
evil
In the fairy story good overcame evil.
fossil
Solar power is an alternative for fossil fuel.
gerbil
He had a pet gerbil.
lentil
Lentil curry is my favourite vegan dish.
nostril
Blood trickled from his nostril.
pencil
Ben chewed the end of his pencil.
peril
The plan would put them both in peril.
pupil
The pupil was praised for his academic excellence.
stencil
Using a stencil allows a painter to repeat a pattern.
tranquil
The beach was tranquil.
utensil
You will find the bread knife in the utensil drawer.
vigil
The patient's family kept vigil.
April
It has been very cold this April.

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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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