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    syllables

    I know what is syllable.

    - the word with 'one syllable'
    eg. cow, boy, grill

    - the word with 'two syllables'
    eg, before, lucky, damage

    Question

    a. how about story (I found it was catagorised as 2 syllables in a textbook.)

    b. how about special, birthday, after, especially

    let me guess:

    1. s to ry - 3 syllables
    2. s t ories - 3 syllables
    3. s pe cial - 3 syllables
    4. birth day - 2 syllables
    5. af ter - 2 syllables
    6. es pe cial ly - 4 syllables


    c. What is the guideline to determine the number of syllables for a word?


    Thank you.

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    Re: syllables

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    I know what is syllable.

    - the word with 'one syllable'
    eg. cow, boy, grill

    - the word with 'two syllables'
    eg, before, lucky, damage

    Question

    a. how about story (I found it was catagorised as 2 syllables in a textbook.)

    b. how about special, birthday, after, especially

    let me guess:

    1. s to ry - 3 syllables
    2. s t ories - 3 syllables
    3. s pe cial - 3 syllables
    4. birth day - 2 syllables
    5. af ter - 2 syllables
    6. es pe cial ly - 4 syllables


    c. What is the guideline to determine the number of syllables for a word?


    Thank you.
    "St" at the start of "story" is one sound. "Story" has only two syllables: sto-ry
    The same is true of "stories": sto-ries
    "Sp" follows the same rule: spe-cial

    You are correct with 4, 5 and 6.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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