The Silent “e” is magic
The silent “e” is magic! It makes no sound itself, but changes the sound of the main vowel! When a word is CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) it makes a short vowel sound. When a silent “e” is added to the end (CVCe) it changes to a long vowel sound. There are exceptions to this phonetic rule, a few of them are: love, have, come, some, give, live, none, gone, one, glove, shove.
CVC word      CVCe word
Can ———–> cane
Win ———–> wine
Tub ———–> tube
Rob ———–> robe
Pet ————> Pete
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