Long Vowels with Silent E

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A short vowel in a closed syllable becomes a long vowel if a silent E is added at the end of the word.

Examples: tap - tape, pet - Pete, not - note, sit - site, cub - cube, gym - thyme.

Read these examples in sentences:

1. We listened to telephone taps on a tape recorder.

2. Nan gave a new pet to Pete.

3. I did not write this note.

4. Do not sit at the construction site.

5. I found a cub in a cube.

6. We found some thyme behind the gym.

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