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Digraphs and Diphthongs – Phonics

By Brendan Bense | April 11, 2019

Phonics: Digraphs and Diphthongs Remember that phonics is just a fancy way to name the basic sound and spelling patterns of English. by March 8, 2019 Intro Welcome to the third episode of FactSumo’s series on phonics, where we break down each and every phonics sound. Remember that phonics is just a fancy way to…

Consonants – Phonics

By Brendan Bense | April 11, 2019

Phonics: Consonants If you remember back to our last episode, we talked about vowels, which are found in every English word. Intro Hello! We here at FactSumo are so happy you can join us for our second episode of Phonics. Today we’ll be discussing consonants! What exactly is a consonant? If you remember back to…

Short and Long Vowels – Phonics

By Brendan Bense | April 11, 2019

Phonics: Short and Long Vowels But just because they are easy to understand, doesn’t mean they aren’t important. As a refresher, the English vowels are: a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y. by March 8, 2019 Intro Greetings, and welcome to the very first episode for our guide on phonics! Today we’re beginning by…

Phonics Rules Overview

By Brendan Bense | April 11, 2019

The Four Groups of Phonics Every native English speaker learns these sounds, because they make up every word in the English language! Phonics can either be a letter that stands by itself, or a group of letters that come together to create a brand new sound. by March 8, 2019 Intro Phonics is just a…

Greek & Latin Endings – Plural Rules

By Brendan Bense | April 10, 2019

Greek & Latin Endings They are easy to spot because of how uncommon their base words are, and therefore implementing the formula is the easiest part! by March 8, 2019 Intro Don’t let the fancy title fool you. Greek and Latin endings aren’t as difficult as they appear. Unlike the last set of rules, these…

Irregular Endings – Plural Rules

By Brendan Bense | April 10, 2019

Irregular Endings Why are Irregular Endings so difficult, you ask? Well, if you remember all the way back to our very first rule, recall that we were dealing with regular nouns. Intro We’ve made it to our fifth episode in English plurals! Pat yourself on the back, and gear up for one of the most…

No Change Endings – Plural Rules

By Brendan Bense | April 10, 2019

No Change Endings The most obvious question is: if the ending doesn’t change at all, how do we know the word is plural? There is an important thing in language-learning called context. by March 8, 2019 Intro Sometimes in English, things are easier than they appear. In our fourth episode, we’re dealing with nouns that…

F, FE Endings – Plural Rules

By Brendan Bense | April 10, 2019

F, FE Endings If we recall our first rule, remember that most regular nouns just add -s to make them plural. by March 8, 2019 Intro Welcome to our third episode on English plurals! There is just one rule contained in this episode, and it’s all about nouns that end in -f or -fe! Though…

Y Endings Plural Rules

By Brendan Bense | April 10, 2019

Y Endings That means, when a noun ends in -y, you’ll be using one of these rules to make that noun plural! Remember, with FactSumo, it’s all about going at your own pace. We want you to feel the confidence you need to succeed. by March 8, 2019 Intro There are two new rules we’re…

S, ES Endings – Plural Rules

By Brendan Bense | April 10, 2019

S, ES Endings They make an appearance in many different nouns, including the word noun! Since this is our first episode, we’ll go through the process: first we show a rule, and then we explain the rule in detail using examples. by March 8, 2019 Intro Hello, and welcome to our very first episode on…