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ONE-LETTER WORDS
7. A VOWEL FOLLOWED BY 2 CONSONANTS
Pronounced as long vowels, just like the alphabet:
Pronounced as a short vowel:
“A”, “I”, “U” (internet abbreviation)
“back”, “lass” “mess” “pick”, “kiss”, “rock”, “luck”, “much”.

6. MAGIC 'E' 7 SIMPLE GUIDLINES 2. TWO LETTER WORDS
If the final letter is a vowel, it is
3. If the vowel is the first letter it
If ‘e’ appears at the end of a word, the ‘e’ is silent. is pronounced as a short vowel:
If it follows a vowel (CVCe), then it makes the vowel long: FOR PRONOUNCING usually pronounced as a long vowel:
“at”, “ab”, “on”, “it”, “of” “up”, “us”
“be”, “he” “hi”, “we”, “pi” “go”
“gate”, “rate”, “mine”, “pine”, “bone”, “note”, “cute”
VOWELS
4. THREE-LETTER WORDS
5. IF THE WORD ENDS WITH A VOWEL
A vowel followed of at the end of the word by a
Usually pronounced as a long vowel (VCV or CCV):
consonant is pronounced as a short vowel (CVC)
“ego” “ago” “she” “ate” “use” “owe”
“bat” “cab” “pit” “cup” “bus” “bed” “hem” “got” “wet”

BONUS GUIDELINE:
If 2 vowels are next to each other in one syllable, then 2nd vowel is silent.
First vowel is pronounced as a long vowel (CVVC):
“main”, “rain”, “leaf’, “feed”, “boat”, “load”, “true”, “blue”.