Syllables

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Syllables :


Words have one or more syllable. A syllable is a unit of pronunciation. It consists of either a vowel sound alone or a vowel and one or more consonants sounds.


Two Syllables :


London

Discuss

Police

Daring

Sheepish


Three Syllables :


palatial

happenings

conference

photograph

difficult


Poly Syllables :


conversation

businessman

commissioner

circulating

bewilderment


Split the following into Syllables.


  1. Remember - Re / mem / ber


  2. Highlight - high / light


  3. Difficult - dif / fi / cult


  4. Consider - con / si / der


  5. International - in / ter/ na / tion / al


  6. Paper - pa / per


  7. Encourage - en / cou / rage


  8. Immediately - im / me / di / ate / ly


  9. Patriotic - pa / tri / o / tic


  10. Political - Po / li / ti / cal


  11. Become - be / come


  12. Incident - in / ci / dent


  13. Examination - Ex / ami / na / tion


  14. Destiny - des / tiny


  15. Empower - em / po / wer


  16. Avoidable - avoi / da / ble


  17. Frighten - fright / en


  18. Desperate - des / per / ate


  19. Escape - es / ca / pe


  20. Evidently - evi / dent / ly


  21. Expression - ex / pres / sion


  22. Honest - ho / nest


  23. Suddenly - sudden / ly


  24. Distribute - dis / tri / bute


  25. Suspicion - sus / pi / cion


  26. Conference - con / fer / ence


  27. Introduce - in / tro / duce


  28. Carácter - char / ac / ter


  29. Virtual - vir / tu / al


  30. Incident - in / ci / dent


  31. Artistic - art / is / tic


  32. Plenty - plen / ty


  33. Inflation - in / fla / tion


  34. Immediate - imme / diate


  35. Sudden - sud / den


  36. During - dur / ing


    Examples :


    highlight......high – light.....two syllables


    daring......da – ring.......two syllables


    adventures......ad – ven – tures.......three syllables


    detective.......de – tec – tive......three syllables



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