Here is another way to remember how to pronounce words: “When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking”. It mainly pertains to the LONG A, LONG E, and LONG O sounds. When words are spelled with two vowels together, then the first vowel says its name while the second is silent. Here are some examples.
EE: meet, beet, sleep (The first “E” says its name while the second “E” is silent)
EA: seat, treat, team (The first “E” says its name while the second “A” is silent)
OA: coat, loan, soap (The first “O” says its name while the second “A” is silent)
AI: rain, claim, fail (The first “A” says its name while the second “I” is silent)
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