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Study: ey and ei words

A few words use ey or ei to spell the long /a/ sound

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grey British English spelling My hair is beginning to go grey.
prey The cat approached its prey very softly.
they They say it's a wonderful place to visit.
obey He promised to obey the Scout laws.
convey Please convey my thanks to your boss.
survey Would you like to take part in a quick survey?
reins Hold the reins lightly.
reign The country prospered under the King's reign.
neigh I heard the horse neigh from the stable.
weigh Mother weighed out a kilo of flour.
sleigh The kids enjoyed the sleigh ride.
eight I get to work at eight o'clock.
freight The freight was loaded onto the ship.
weight To win the cake you must guess its weight.
neighbour British English spelling Their new neighbour was very kind.
vein A vein carries blood to the heart.

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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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