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Study the word list: oi and oy words

In one-syllable words, there are two ways of spelling the /oi/ sound: oi and oy. Use oi in the middle of a word and oy at the end. This list will help you practise spelling the oi sound in a mixture of oi and oy words.

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boil
Let the water boil before making tea.
foil
Cover the meat with foil to keep it warm.
soil
This garden soil is good quality.
spoil
Please don't spoil the game by cheating.
toil
Toil means to work long and hard.
coin
Toss a coin to see who pays the bill.
join
Let's all join in the singing.
loin
Loin of lamb is a very tender meat.
joint
My hip joint is hurting after that long run.
void
Void means empty or invalid.
hoist
Use a hoist to lift a heavy weight.
joist
You need a new joist fitted above that door.
moist
This chocolate cake is very moist.
choice
There's a choice of four desserts.
voice
I've a sore throat and I've lost my voice.
noise
Did you hear that strange noise?
boy
The new boy in school was named Luke.
joy
The baby has brought them great joy.
toy
That child has far too many toys.

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Learn about these words in Unit 16. Spelling choices for /oi/ sound: oi, oy


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