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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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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.

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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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