How Do You Pronounce The Letter “Y” At The End of a Word?

How Do You Pronounce The Letter “Y” At The End of a Word?

If a word is one syllable, and ends in a “Y”, pronounce it as the long I sound.

This is the case in words like “my”, “by”, “shy”.

If a word is two syllables, and ends in a “Y”, pronounce it as the long E sound.

This is the case in words like “happy”, “penny”, “baby”.

Even with this rule, please keep in mind that the most consistent rule in English is that there is always an exception to the rule.

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