The letters qu
|unique ||acquire ||quizzical
|clique ||acquainted ||quiver
|plaque ||adequately ||questionnaire
| ||colloquial ||quarantine
|masquerade ||inquisitive ||quench
|conquer ||banquet ||quaint
|lacquer ||sequel ||quintuplet
||Look at the underlined letters in each word. What letter always follows the letter
||Say the first three words aloud. What two letters make the single sound of /k/?
_____ What silent letter follows these letters? _____
||In the next three words in the first column, what two letters make the /k/
||In the remaining words on the spelling list, what two letters make the /kw/
The letter q
is always followed by the letter u
in the English language. In some words, qu
In most words, qu
is pronounced /kw/.
is pronounced /k/,
it can appear in the middle of a word or at the end of a word: conquer, plaque.
is pronounced like /kw/,
it can appear in the middle of a word or at the beginning of a word: equator, quarrel.
The spelling is always que
at the end of a word.
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