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When "-ed" come at the end of a word, it forms a syllable only when preceded by "d" or "t".
start - ed
fund - ed
Every Syllable has one vowel sound
Hi
When a word ends "le" preceded by a consonant, the word is divided before that consonant.
pur - ple
fum - ble
mid - dle
The number of vowel sounds in a word equals the number of Syllables
Home = 1
sub - ject = 2
pub - lish - ing = 3
A compound word is divided between the two words that make the compound word
in - side
foot - ball
tooth - brush
The suffixes "able" and "ible" form their own syllable.
Print - able
con - vert - able
When a word or syllable ends in "al" or "el", these letters usually form the last syllable
lev - el
us - u - al
When "be", "de", "ex", and "re" are at the beginning of a word, the make a syllable of their own.
be - came
de - fend
ex - hale
re - main
When a vowel is sounded alone in a word, it forms a syllable itself.
grad - u - ate
a - pron
u - nit
A word that has a suffix is divided between the root word and the suffix.
kind - ness
thank - ful
stuff - ing
When two or more consonants come between two vowels in a word, it us usually divided between the first two consonants.
sis - ter
buf - fer
hun - gry
When a word has a "ck" or "x" in it, the word is usually divided after the "ck" or "x"
nick - el
Tax - i
When a single consonant comes between tow vowels in a word, it is usually divided before the consonant if the vowel is long.
ba - sin
fe - ver
ma - jor
When a single consonant comes between tow vowels in a word, itis usually divided after the consonant if the vowel is short
lev - er
cab - in
hab - it
Consonant blends and digraphs are never seperated
rest - ing
bush - el
reach - ing
A one syllable word is never divided
stop
feet
bell
A word that has a prefix is divided between the root word and the prefix.
dis - count
mis - fit
un - tie
When "ture" and "tion" are at the end of a word, they make their own syllable.
lo - tion
post -ture
When tow vowels come together in a word and are sounded seperately, divide the word between the two vowels.
ra - di - o
di - et
i - de - a