Spelling Patterns: E Ke Words and Their Roles

The E Ke Words

The e ke words are spelling patterns that often have a long e sound at the end of a base word. Grouping these spellings together helps students to remember the difference between them.

The letter e is used in many languages for loanwords, romanization or to distinguish similar-sounding words (such as guerilla and grasshopper). It is also used for emphasis in poetry.


Acute accent () is a diacritic mark above or below the letter e that indicates a syllable that is stressed and raised in pitch. It is mainly used in words that were borrowed from other languages. It is also seen in the names of people like Beyonce, JonBenet and Brenee.

The accent is most frequently used in French, but it can also be found in words from other European languages (e.g., nee, resume, fiancee and coupe). In some African and Athabaskan languages, it marks a high tone, e.g., Yoruba apa ‘arm’, Nobiin fenti’sweet date’, Navajo t’aa ‘boat’).

It is often omitted in monosyllabic words. In some cases, the acute accent may be used to distinguish the same word in different stress patterns: arme(e)n vs. een, and ide vs. ode.


The silent E has a lot of jobs, but it’s mostly known for making a vowel say its name. Silent E can also soften or harden consonants and syllables in words, and it can cause a word to end with a syllable of its own (ridge, hodge-podge).

Another job for silent E is helping the consonant digraph TH to make the voiced or unvoiced sound. Silent e helps the TH in words like bathe and thumb to become the softer /th/ sound, while it makes a syllable of its name in words like advocate and loathe.

In a small number of cases, silent e converts a short vowel into its long equivalent as part of the Great Vowel Shift. This change is noticeable in the words moos-moose, teas-tease, and tens-tens.


Kids can expand their vocabulary by learning words that start with the letter E. They can do this by listening to their parents, reading books, or using Twinkl. These words can help kids understand and communicate with others.

One of the most important things that children can learn is the letter E. In this article, we will talk specifically about 3. E-e.

The letter e in English usually has a silent role and ‘tells’ the vowels before it to pronounce themselves (rat-rate, pet-Pete, hop-hope, cut-cute). This is known as the magic ‘e’ rule. However, sometimes the ‘e’ on the end of a word is there because it is part of a digraph (toe, glue) or trigraph (roll). Moreover, some words have an ‘e’ at the end to indicate that they are content words.


Children need to learn a lot during their early years. One of the most important things that they need to learn is language. They need to know how to pronounce words and also to recognise spellings.

For this reason, parents need to teach them words that start with E so that they can build their vocabulary. Using E words can help them to get better in academics and other activities.

The letter e is often found in words that are derived from other languages. It usually represents a mid front unrounded vowel sound in most languages. However, it can also represent other sounds in some cases. For example, it can represent a long vowel sound in words like elephant and evangelist. It can also represent a diphthong in words such as rage and recite.


As children progress through pre-k and kindergarten, they start learning letters and their sounds. This helps them develop the skills needed for reading and writing later on. Once they reach lower elementary school, they need to learn longer words to boost their vocabulary.

In English, the letter E is a sound in its own right, but it also often acts as a marker for diphthongs and monophthongs. This is why you see the letter in the names of many foods and drinks, such as eclairs and eggnog.

The ‘e’ on the end of some words, such as taste, paste and waste, is there because they come from French where that final ‘e’ is pronounced (catastrophe and recipe). There are rules for when you put an ‘e’ at the end of a word, though – it can’t be followed by a q or j, or a u.

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