The vowels sound changes because of the E

babe, bake, bale, base, cage, cake, came, cane, care, case, cave, dare, date, fade, fake, fame, game, gate, gave, kale, lake, lame, lane, late, pale, pave, rage, rake, rate, rave, safe, sale, same, save, tame, vase, wade, wake, blame, blaze, drape, flake, flame, frame, glaze, grade, grape grave, plane, plate, quake, scale, stake, state, trade, whale, sphere, bike, bite, dike, fine, fire, five, hide, hike, hive, kite, life, lime, mile, mine, mite, pike, pile, pine, pipe, ride, site, size, tile, time, vine, wife, wipe, glide, knife, stripe, trike, twine, whine, code, coke, cone, cove, hole, hose, lone, mole, nose, note, poke, robe, role, rope, rose, rote, rove, tone, tote, vote, wove, zone, choke, chore, close, drove, prone, quote, scone, scope, shore, slope, smoke, snore, spoke, stole, store, stove, whole, wrote, cube, cute, dude, duke, fume, huge, mule, pure, rude, rule, tune, brute, fluke, byte, hype, style, type

 

English words do not end in V or U

-ve

above, active, alive, approve, arrive, carve, cave, chive, clove, cove, crave, creative, cursive, curve, dive, dove, drive, drove, eve, forgive, gave, give, glove, grave, grove, halve, have, hive, groove, improve, involve, live, love, mauve, native, nerve, olive, pave, prove, rave, survive, swerve, twelve, valve, wave

-ue

avenue, blue, continue, cue, due, glue, hue, overdue, pursue, rescue, sue, true, value

 

The C says /s/ and the G says /j/ because of the E

-ce

ace, dice, face, ice, lace, lice, mice, nice, pace, race, rice, vice, brace, dance, fence, force, grace, juice, mince, ounce, peace, place, pounce, price, sauce, since, slice, space, spice, trace, truce, twice, voice, wince, advice, bounce, chance, choice, fleece, glance, notice, palace, police, prince, reduce, scarce, source, stance

-ge

age, cage, huge, page, rage, urge, wage, hinge, image, large, stage, usage, forge, purge, range, change, lounge, orange, plunge, sponge, voyage

 

Every syllable must have a vowel

-ble

babble, bobble, bramble, bubble, bumble, cable, cobble, dribble, fable, feeble, fumble, grumble, humble, mumble, noble, stable, tremble, wobble

-cle

article, bicycle, chronicle, circle, cycle, icicle, miracle, oracle, particle, tricycle, vehicle

-dle

bridle, bundle, candle, cradle, cuddle, curdle, dawdle, doodle, dwindle, fiddle, griddle, handle, hurdle, kindle, middle, needle, noodle, riddle, saddle, straddle, swaddle

-fle

baffle, duffle, muffle, raffle, ruffle, scuffle, shuffle, sniffle, waffle

-gle

angle, beagle, boggle, bugle, bungle, dangle, eagle, gargle, google, giggle, haggle, jingle, juggle, mingle, single, smuggle, straggle, struggle, triangle, wiggle

-kle

ankle, buckle, chuckle, crinkle, heckle, knuckle, pickle, shackle, speckle, suckle, tickle, trickle, twinkle, wrinkle

-ple

ample, apple, couple, cripple, crumple, dimple, example, maple, multiple, people, pimple, purple, ripple, rumple, sample, simple, temple, trample, triple

-tle

battle, beetle, bottle, brittle, bustle, castle, chortle, hurtle, kettle, mantle, nestle, nettle, prattle, rattle, settle, title, trestle, whistle, whittle

-zle

dazzle, drizzle, frazzle, guzzle, muzzle, nuzzle, puzzle, sizzle

 

To keep singular words that end in S from looking plural

� house, mouse, spouse, horse, goose, moose, promise, license, cause

 

To make the word look bigger

� are, awe, axe, dye, rye, bye

 

To make TH say its voiced sound

� bathe, clothe, breathe, teethe

 

To distinguish homophones

� browse, tease, lapse, ore

 

Unseen reason

� come, some, done, were

 

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