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"Nice" and "wise" are 1-syllable adjectives. We can use -er /=est e.g nicer, wiser.
My kid asked me why the said words are not 2-syllable adjectives (ni/ce. wi/se) Could anybody help, please?
The "e" is silent. It instructs us to pronounce the other vowel as a long vowel.
Nice | Define Nice at Dictionary.com
Any dictionary shows you that this word has one syllable.
Some non-native speakers have difficulty with certain English pronunciations and tack on another syllable, but this is incorrect.
1. Count the vowel sounds
2. Clap your hands
3. Children's: Syllables - YouTube
4. How to count syllables
Which of the above methods should be used by kids for the purpose of learning "How To Make Comparative and SuperlativeAdjectives" .
Thanks for your help.