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    How many phonemes are in the word cat?

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    The word "cat" has three phonemes. The "c" sound represents the phoneme /k/, the "a" sound represents the phoneme /æ/, and the "t" sound represents the phoneme /t/. Phonemes are the smallest units of sound in a language that can change the meaning of a word when substituted. In this case, changing any of the three phonemes in "cat" would result in a different word.

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    How many phonemes are in the word use?

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    The word "use" has three phonemes: /juːz/. The first phoneme is /j/, which represents the "y" sound at the beginning of the word. The second phoneme is /uː/, which represents the long "oo" sound. The third phoneme is /z/, which represents the "z" sound at the end of the word.

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    How many phonemes are in the word fuse?

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    The word "fuse" has four phonemes. The phonemes in the word are /f/ /y/ /oo/ /z/.

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    How many phonemes are in the word start?

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    The word "start" has four phonemes. The "s" sound at the beginning is one phoneme, the "t" sound at the end is another phoneme, and the "ar" sound in the middle is a third phoneme. The "t" sound is separate from the "ar" sound because it comes after a vowel, making it a separate syllable. Therefore, the word "start" has four distinct sounds or phonemes.

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    How many phonemes are in the word box?

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    The word "box" has four phonemes. The phonemes in the word "box" are /b/ /o/ /ks/.

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    How many phonemes are in the word quick?

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    The word "quick" has four phonemes. The phonemes in the word are /kw/, /ɪ/, /k/, and /k/.

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    How many phonemes are in the word squirrel?

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    The word "squirrel" has five phonemes. The phonemes in the word are /skwɜːrəl/. The /sk/ sound, /w/ sound, /ɜː/ sound, /r/ sound, and /əl/ sound make up the five distinct phonemes in the word.

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    How many phonemes are in the word poison?

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    The word "poison" is made up of four phonemes. The /p/ sound represents one phoneme, the /o/ sound represents another phoneme, the /i/ sound represents a third phoneme, and the /n/ sound represents the fourth phoneme.

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    How many phonemes are in the word think?

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    The word "think" has four phonemes. The 'th' sound is one phoneme, the 'i' sound is another phoneme, the 'n' sound is another phoneme, and the 'k' sound is the fourth phoneme.

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    How many phonemes are in the word sing?

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    The word "sing" has three phonemes. The /s/ sound at the beginning, the /i/ sound in the middle, and the /ŋ/ sound at the end.

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    How many phonemes are in the word knuckle?

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    Phonemes are the distinct units of sound in a specified language that distinguish one word from another. The word "knuckle" can be broken down into the following phonemes:
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    /l/
    So, the phonemes in "knuckle" are /n/, /ʌ/, /k/, and /l/, totaling 4 phonemes.

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    How many phonemes are in the word stop?

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    The word "stop" has four phonemes. The phonemes in the word are /s/ /t/ /o/ /p/.

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    How many phonemes are in the word thin?

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    The word "thin" has three phonemes. The /th/ sound at the beginning is one phoneme, the /i/ sound in the middle is another phoneme, and the /n/ sound at the end is the third phoneme.

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    How many phonemes are in the word ball?

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    The word "ball" has three phonemes. The phonemes in the word "ball" are /b/ /ɔ/ /l/.

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    How many phonemes are in the word sigh?

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    The word "sigh" has two phonemes. The "s" sound represents one phoneme, and the "igh" sound represents another phoneme.

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    How many phonemes are in the word show?

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    The word "show" has two phonemes. The "sh" sound represents one phoneme, and the "ow" sound represents another phoneme.

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    How many phonemes are in the word teacher?

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    The word "teacher" has four phonemes. The phonemes in the word are /t/, /ee/, /ch/, and /er/.

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    How many phonemes are in the word does?

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    The word "does" has three phonemes. The "d" sound at the beginning is one phoneme, the "u" sound in the middle is another phoneme, and the "z" sound at the end is the third phoneme.

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    How many phonemes are in the word yes?

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    The word "yes" has three phonemes. The phonemes in the word "yes" are /j/ (as in "y"), /ɛ/ (as in "e"), and /s/ (as in "s"). Each of these phonemes represents a distinct sound in the word.

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    How many phonemes are in the word chirp?

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    The word "chirp" has three phonemes. The "ch" sound is one phoneme, the "i" sound is another phoneme, and the "rp" sound is the third phoneme.

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    How many phonemes are in the word run?

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    The word "run" has three phonemes. The /r/ sound at the beginning, the /ʌ/ sound in the middle, and the /n/ sound at the end.

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