How to Pronounce ‘e’

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In this lesson, we shall see how to pronounce ‘e’.

There are some rules for pronunciation.

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The Rule for ‘E’

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  • 1. ‘E’ is pronounced as
     

As in – 

  1. Men 
     
  2. Met 
     
  3. Net 
     
  4. Wet 
     
  5. Leg 
     
  6. Sell 
      
  7. Then 
      
  8. When 
  • 2. ‘E’ is pronounced as 

As in – 

  1. Be 
     
  2. He 
     
  3. She 
     
  4. We 
     

3. ‘E’ –no pronunciation
If ‘e’ is at last in the word, ‘e’ hasn’t any pronunciation.

  • a) If vowel ‘a’ is before ‘e’, pronunciation is
      

As in – 

  1. Fame 
     
  2. Game 
     
  3. Lame 
     
  4. Same 
  5. Tame 
  6. Blame 
  7. Shame 
     
  • b) If vowel ‘i’ is before ‘e’, pronunciation is  

As in – 

  1. Line 
  2. Nine 
     
  3. Wife 
     
  4. Knife 
     
  5. White 
     
  • c) If vowel ‘o’ is before ‘e’, pronunciation is
      

As in – 

  1. Coke 
  2. Hope 
     
  3. Joke  
     
  4. Nose  
     
  5. Smoke 
  • d) If vowel ‘u’ is before ‘e’, pronunciation is 
      

As in – 

  1. Rule 
     
  2. June 
     
  3. Tube 
     
  4. Tune 
     
  • 4. ‘ee’ is pronounced as  
      

As in – 

  1. Bee 
  2. See 
     
  3. Free 
  4. Tree 
     
  5. Sleep 
     
  6. Weep 
     
  • 5. ‘ea’ is pronounced as  
       

As in – 

  1. Sea 
  2. Tea 
  3. Clean 
     
  4. Meat 
  5. Seat 
  6. Heat 
  • 6. ‘ew’ is pronounced as 
     

As in – 

  1. Dew 
  2. Few 
  3. Mew 
     
  4. New 

                                                  

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