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Longer oi and oy words

In longer words, use oi in the middle of a syllable. Use oy at the end of a word or the end of a syllable.

appoint
We need to appoint someone for this job.
avoid
We try to avoid walking through the park when it's dark.
moisture
Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air.
ointment
He needs ointment on his cut knee.
poison
The label on the bottle says it is poison.
poisonous
Not all snake bites are poisonous.
rejoice
I will rejoice when the job is finally done.
tabloid
I detest tabloid newspapers.
toilet
The toilet was occupied.
turquoise
Kelly loves the colour turquoise.
turmoil
The long war caused great turmoil.
annoy
My brother always tries to annoy me.
employ
I'm hoping they will employ me as a chef.
enjoy
Did you enjoy the party?
destroy
He was trying to destroy the wasp nest.
loyal
David has been a loyal friend for many years.
royal
The royal family live in a palace.
soya
I am allergic to soya products.
voyage
Mary went on a voyage around the world.
oyster
Don't eat an oyster unless it is fresh.

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

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