A Silent e Helps a Vowel Say its Name

When a word ends with a vowel followed by a consonant and then a silent e, the vowel has a long sound.

That’s the difference between rate and rat, hide and hid, and cube and cub.

Adapted from: Fact Monster: Ten Tips for Better Spelling (http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0903395.html)

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