U Vowel Words | Short and Long U Vowel Words! In English, there are two types of vowel sounds: short and long. The difference between the two is the length of time that the sound is held. Short vowel sounds are typically made when the vowel is followed by a consonant, while long vowel sounds are usually made when the vowel is not followed by a consonant.
For example, the word “cat” has a short vowel sound, while the word “cane” has a long vowel sound. While this rule is generally true, there are some exceptions. In some words, such as “mate” and “meet”, both vowels are pronounced equally.
In other words, such as “boot” and “book”, the first vowel is pronounced as a short sound while the second vowel is pronounced as a long sound. The best way to learn how to make these different sounds is to practice reading aloud and Pay attention to the way native speakers pronounce these words.
Short ‘u’ Vowel Sound Words
Long ‘u’ Vowel Sound Words
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