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3-15 Syllabication - Level 2

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Syllables

A syllable is the part of the word that is said out loud as a single sound.  Some words have one syllable such as "height" and some words have two syllables such as "cargo."  Many words have more than one or two syllables.

Look at the two, three, and four syllable words below.

 

Word Syllable Syllable Syllable Syllable
cargo car go    
principal prin ci pal  
instrument in stru ment  
environment en vi ron ment

 

 

Divide the words below into syllables.  Leave the blank empty if there are no more syllables in the word.

 

Word Syllable Syllable Syllable Syllable
letter
example
classifying
multiple
elevator
exclamation
character
comparison
directions
possessive
quotation
definition
fragment
effects
comprehension

 

 

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