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Vocabulary - SAT, TOEFL, GRE Test Preparation
Spelling Rule: Silent e

Rule: Silent e helps a vowel say its name.

A silent "e" at the end of a word makes the vowel in front say its own alphabetic name.
Examples: bake, mare, lobe, hate, ride


Directions: Select the correctly spelled words to complete the following sentences. Write five example words to show how a silent 'e' helps each of the vowels say its name.
Q 1: I _____ my bicycle to school everyday.
rid
ride

Q 2: Some people ____ garlic; they cannot stand its smell.
hate
hat

Q 3: I do not like to go ____ to my meetings.
late
lat

Q 4: Where did you ____ my book?
hid
hide

Q 5: Stay on your ____ of the room.
sid
side

Q 6: How do you ___ this movie?
rate
rat

Q 7: John is trying to sell his car; he wants to get _____ of it before it starts giving problems.
rid
ride

Q 8: This is my office ____.
cub
cube

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