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Study the word list: qu and squ words

The /kw/ sound is usually spelled with the letters qu. In English spelling the letter q is almost always followed by u.

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quick
The artist was bored so she drew a quick doodle.
quite
He's quite good-looking.
quiet
If the baby is asleep there is peace and quiet.
quilt
The quilt is filled with feathers from the eider duck.
query
I sent my query by email.
question
He was reluctant to answer my question.
squid
A squid has eight arms.
square
There is a fountain in the market square.
liquid
Evaporation is a type of vaporisation of a liquid that occurs only on the surface of a liquid. *
request
I hope you won't refuse my request.
conquest
The small country was his last conquest.
require
Playing in a team requires commitment.
equal
Make sure you get an equal share.
equator
Latitude is how far North or South a place is from the Equator. *
equipment
A machine operator installed the equipment. *
inquiry
There will be an inquiry into the plane crash.
aquarium
There were many exotic fish in the aquarium.
earthquake
The earthquake made the ground shake.
inquisitive
An inquisitive child asks many questions.

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