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8 Syllables Notes

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Syllables

1 Learning Objective(s)
By the end of the lesson, you will be able to l describe the syllabic structure of a word.

2 Syllable l l l

It is a unit of sound in a word.
Each word has at least one syllable.
Some words have several syllables.

3 Monosyllable l

A word is monosyllabic if it is formed by one syllable, e.g. dog.

4 Disyllable l

A word is disyllabic if it is formed by two syllables, e.g. stupid.

5 Trisyllable l

A word is trisyllabic if it is formed by three syllables, e.g. meaningful.

6 Polysyllable l

A word is polysyllabic if it is formed by more than three syllables, e.g. understanding.

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