500 Words: Long Vowels

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  • 1. 

    The vowel sounds in "grow" and "ground" are the same.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The vowel sounds in "grow" and "ground" are not the same. In "grow," the vowel sound is /oʊ/, while in "ground," the vowel sound is /aʊ/. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 2. 

    Common spellings for Long A sounds are: ai, ay, and a_e (a_e as in "name" and "face").

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the common spellings for the long A sound are indeed ai, ay, and a_e. These spellings can be found in words like "rain," "day," "name," and "face."

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  • 3. 

    The O in "move" and the U in "music" sound the same.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the O in "move" and the U in "music" do not sound the same. In the word "move," the O is pronounced as a short vowel sound, while in the word "music," the U is pronounced as a long vowel sound. Therefore, the two sounds are different.

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  • 4. 

    Common spellings for Long O are "oa," "o_e" and "oo."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the given options do not represent common spellings for the long O sound. The correct common spellings for the long O sound are "oa," "ow," and "o_e." The options provided in the question do not include "ow" as a common spelling for the long O sound, making the statement false.

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  • 5. 

    Common spellings for long I are "igh," "i_e" and "y."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because "igh," "i_e," and "y" are indeed common spellings for the long "I" sound. These spellings are frequently used in words such as "night" (igh), "like" (i_e), and "sky" (y).

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  • 6. 

    "There" and "their" sound exactly the same.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    "There" and "their" are homophones, which means they sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. In terms of pronunciation, both words are pronounced with the same vowel sound "air." Therefore, it is correct to say that "There" and "their" sound exactly the same.

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  • 7. 

    "Through" and "throw" have the same vowel sound.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    "Through" and "throw" do not have the same vowel sound. "Through" has the long vowel sound /uː/ while "throw" has the diphthong vowel sound /oʊ/. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 8. 

    The "YU" sound commonly has one of these spellings: "cu," "fu" or "mu."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the "YU" sound is commonly spelled as "cu," "fu," or "mu." This means that words like "cute," "fume," and "muse" all have the "YU" sound.

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  • 9. 

    Common spellings for long E are "ee" and "ea."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the common spellings for the long E sound are "ee" and "ea." These two letter combinations are frequently used to represent the long E sound in words such as "bee" and "sea."

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  • 10. 

    Common spellings for the Long U sound are: "oo," "ue" and "ew."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because "oo," "ue," and "ew" are indeed common spellings for the long U sound. These letter combinations are often used to represent the /uː/ sound in words such as "moon," "blue," and "new."

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