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The magic e

4 years ago
Has anyone heard of the magic e rule?

Basically the rule is:

"The magic e makes the vowel say it's name!"

I know that pronunciation is one of the hardest things in English. There are so many different ways we pronounce letters depending on the word. This rule will make it just a tad bit easier for you.

Here are a few examples where the rule is played out:

- pin and pine. The first word is pronounced with the i making an eh sound. The second one, the i says it's name. You pronounce the i as you do in the English alphabet.

Some more examples:
- mad made
- kit kite
- bat bate
- mat mate
- bit bite

This song, while a children's song, will show you exactly what I'm talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZhl6YcrxZQ