The Silent “e” is magic

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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