Which words use the OUGH sound?

Which words use the OUGH sound?

The letters OUGH are pronounced differently, depending on the word they're in. Which words use which?

Which words end with -cious and -tious?

Which words end with -cious and -tious?

Find out how the 'shus' sound is used for descriptive words and can be spelt two ways, -cious and -tious.

What are silent letters?

What are silent letters?

Find out about words that contain silent letters, like the 'k' in knight or the 's' in island.

How to spell the 'shun' sound

How to spell the 'shun' sound

The 'shun' sound at the end of a word can be spelt in different ways. Find out about words ending in -tion, -cian, -sion and -ssion

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When is the 'sh' sound spelt with 'ch'?

When is the 'sh' sound spelt with 'ch'?

Find out about words like chef and machine, where the 'sh' sound is spelt with the letters 'ch'.

When is the 'i' sound spelt with a 'y'?

When is the 'i' sound spelt with a 'y'?

Find out about words where the 'i' sound is spelt with the letter 'y'.

When is the 'uh' sound spelt 'ou'?

When is the 'uh' sound spelt 'ou'?

Find out about words like country and cousin, where the 'uh' sound is spelt with the letters 'ou'.

When is the 's' sound spelt with 'sc'?

When is the 's' sound spelt with 'sc'?

Find out about some words that have a silent letter 'c'.

Which words end with -ture and -sure?

Which words end with -ture and -sure?

Find out about the different spellings of the -sure and -ture sound at the end of words.

Which words end with -sion?

Which words end with -sion?

Find out about words that end with the 'shun' sound spelt -sion, like invasion and explosion.

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