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Lesson 23 The letter combinations ph and gh


enough phase
roughly phantom
toughness pharmacy
laughter physician
coughed philosophy
   
pamphlet atmosphere
symphonic hemisphere
triumphantly decipher
alphabetical amphibian
catastrophe emphasize

1. What two letters make the sound of /f/ in the first five words? _____
2. What two letters make the sound of /f/ in the remaining words? _____
In how may of those words does the ph come at the beginning of the word? _____

Lesson Generalization

Any word in which the /f/ sound is spelled by the letters gh comes from Old English.

Any word in which the /f/ sound is spelled by the letters ph comes from the Greek language. Many of those words begin with the letters ph.


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