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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.

quick
Do you have time for a quick chat?
quite
It's quite a long way to walk.
quiet
It was very quiet in the church.
quilt
It was cold so he slept under a quilt.
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
The medicine comes in liquid or tablet form.
request
I hope you won't refuse my request.
conquest
We are studying the conquest of the Aztecs by the Spanish.
require
The seller will require your payment by Friday.
equal
The teacher asked her students to draw a triangle with three equal sides.
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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