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-ey words

Although the letter y is usually used to spell the long /e/ sound at the end of a word, in these rulebreakers the letters ey are used instead.

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I have lost my door key again.
I haven't got enough money to buy those shoes.
Bees make honey.
Mint, thyme and parsley are herbs.
A mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey.
A monkey is an animal that climbs tress.
Have you ever been to Turkey?
A kidney is an organ in your body.
I like playing hockey.
A jockey rides a horse.
The weather made the journey worse.
The smoke goes up the chimney.
An alley runs between the houses.
The valley was beautiful in the morning light.
A pulley can be used to lift a heavy weight.
Stack your trays neatly on the trolley please.

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Learn about these words in Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?

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Other lists from Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?

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