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In the English language, there are words that don't follow the usual spelling patterns. At Spellzone, we call these words rulebreakers.

Normally, the long /e/ sound at the end of a word is spelt using just the letter y. In these rulebreakers, the long /e/ sound at the end of each word is spelt with the letter commination ey instead.

As you can’t rely on the normal spelling patterns for these rulebreakers, it’s important that you use the spelling activities to make sure you are confident. Use the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check activity to learn the words in this list and the Listen and Spell activity to test yourself.

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

Learn more 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?

a-e words - set 1
a-e words - set 2
ai words - set 1
ai words - set 2
ay words - set 1
ay words - set 2
ey words This list contains British English spellings
ei words This list contains American English spellings
e words
be words


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