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    Words that have the same sound

    Why do cheese and please have the same long e sound but are spelled differently? This is in answer to a six year olds question.
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    Re: Words that have the same sound

    Quote Originally Posted by KarenF
    Why do cheese and please have the same long e sound but are spelled differently? This is in answer to a six year olds question.
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    They are spelled differently because they come from different languages. The word cheese comes from Old English, whereas the word please comes from Old French.

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