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Linking Consonant to Vowel

When a word ends in a consonant sound, we often move the consonant sound to the beginning of the next word if it starts with a vowel sound.

For example, in the phrase "turn off":

We write it like this: turn off
We say it like this: tur noff

Remember that it's the sound that matters. In the next example, "have" ends with:

  • the letter "e" (vowel)
  • the sound "v" (consonant)

So we link "have" to the next word "a" which begins with a vowel sound:

We write it like this: Can I have a bit of egg?
We say it like this: Ca-nI-ha-va-bi-to-fegg?

Linking Vowel to Vowel >

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