Magic “e”


The Magic “e” is a simple spelling/pronunciation rule

This is the name taught to native-speaker children – but ESL / EFL students can use it too.

They can work out the rule for themselves by doing these exercises. There are some exceptions – but very few.


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4 thoughts on “Magic “e”

  • Slava Gost

    Wonderful! As a none-native speaker of English, I can totally relate to those who have just started to learn the language. I wish I had had such interactivities a while ago when I started to learn English. But even now, given that I have a good command of English, I still find something useful! Good job and thank you!

    • Glenys Hanson Post author

      I’m always glad to have feedback from non-native speakers of English. It’s good to know that something was useful for someone with such a high level as you. What was it?
      Did you have any trouble finding the video tutorial? I imagine you didn’t need it and worked out for yourself what you had to do.

  • Agnès

    The beauty of simplicity.
    Though it’s not the aim of the exercice what is “lede” and “mete” ?

    • Glenys Hanson Post author

      An exercise made possible thanks to your coding skills, Agnès.

      I’m so grateful I’ve looked up “lede”on the internet for you:
      “A lead, or lede, paragraph in literature is the opening paragraph of an article, essay, news story or book chapter.” Wikipedia.

      “Mete” I think I know means “measure” but I’ll check that too … I’m right, see the Wiktionary but it’s part of my recognition vocabulary because, like many people of my generation, I studied “Ulysses” by Alfred Tennyson, which begins:

      It little profits that an idle king,
      By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
      Match’d with an aged wife, I mete and dole
      Unequal laws unto a savage race,