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Exercises in the Use of the Diacritical Marks

Copy the table below and learn the marks and their names.

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(1) Write the word; (2) pronounce it distinctly; (3) name the silent letters and cancel them; (4) name the vowels not silent; (5) give their sounds; (6) mark those requiring a mark to indicate their sounds.

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fall

done

what

fern

talk

grass

wom an

thirst

haul

dance

wal low

verge

tomb

wor ry

wan der

her mit

brute

branch

full ness

myr tle

(1) Write the word; (2) pronounce it distinctly; (3) name the silent letters and cancel them; (4) name the consonants not silent; (5) give their sounds; (6) mark those requiring a mark to indicate their sounds.

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prism

smooth

drink

ex ert

choose

with er

un cle

exhale

a muse

breathe

fin ger

ex am ple

wrist

limbs

hymn

school

gyp sy

clos et

bo som

isl and

ex cept

Write the words, mark the accented syllables, silent letters, vowels, and consonants. Vowels having an obscure sound in unaccented syllables may be left unmarked.

John thigh

co coa

ǎl ly'

a re a

cy cle

ro bust

palm er

äunt

ex act

re cess

tongue greas y des sert

rac coon

vict uals

dis ease

sep a rate

ca price

walk ing fore head fright ful po ta toes

cur tain

nom i nee

di vi sor

isth mus

beef steak

her o ine

lic o rice

an tip o des

fem i nine

del i cate

knowl edge

vac ci nate

Similar exercises should be continued until the pupils become famil

iar with the use of the diacritical marks.

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Copy:

PART I

1

Do your best, your very best,
And do it every day,
Little boy and little girl,
That is the wisest way.

2

Copy:

Here are ten words to spell. Is your pencil sharp ? Write the lesson on a clean slate.

your your sharp sharp

write write clean clean

slate

slate

here here

words words

spell spell
lesson

les son

pen cil

pencil

3

The bell rings at q o'clock. There is a rose for you. My book is on the desk. Now Imust copy my lesson.

bell

bell

must must

rings rings

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