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CONSONANT CONTRAST /Z/ AND /S/

/Z/                                                                          /S/

TENS                                                                      TENSE

FENS                                                                      FENCE

PLEASE                                                                 POLICE

SEIZE                                                                     CEASE

PHASE                                                                   FACE

KNEES                                                                   NIECE

TRAYS                                                                   TRACE

GROWS                                                                GROSS

DENS                                                                     DENSE

CAUSE                                                                  COURSE

GRAZE                                                                  GRACE

FEARS                                                                   FIERCE

ZEAL                                                                      SEAL

EVALUATION: use a good dictionary to find the pronunciation of the words noted below.

Identify the position of /z/ sound in each of the words.

Amaze, crazy, husband, cousin, whose, vows, dessert, surprise, examine

ASSIGNMENT: Identify the position of /s/ sound in each of these words:

  • Swiss (ii) disband          (iii) fancy              (iv) case                (v) circle               (vi) scheme         (vii) psalm                (viii) sent             (ix) parcel            (x) snuff

Related Words

  • consonant contrast /s/ and /z/
  • examples of consonant /s/ and /z/
  • examples of consonant sound /z/
  • names with consonants only

See also

COMPOSITION (ARTICLE WRITING)

CONJUNCTION

CONTRAST /t/ and /s/

ANTONYMS – WORDS THAT ARE OPPOSITE IN MEANING

GRAMMAR: ADVERBS AND TENSE

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