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  1. Anonymous

    short or long vowels

    how do you know when to either use ,promuonce the short or llong vowel sound? [Email deleted.]

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    It's hard to come up with rules for such things because English spelling is so chaotic. While this is far from universal, single vowels tend to be short and two or double ones tend to be longer.

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