Syllables (Counting) 01
These are inedible toadstools. There are four syllables in the word "inedible".

Syllables (Counting) 01

See if you can count how many units of speech there are in the word 'syllables'. A syllable is a unit of speech that makes a single sound. 'Wet' contains just one syllable whilst 'paper' contains two ('pa' and 'per').

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  1. Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
    Performance
    'Per/form/ance'= 3 syllables
  2. Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
    Aristocrat
    'A/rist/o/crat'= 4 syllables
  3. Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
    Simultaneously
    'Sim/ult/an/e/ous/ly'= 6 syllables
  4. Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
    Disappointment
    'Dis/ap/point/ment' = 4 syllables
  5. Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
    Capacity
    'Cap/ac/it/y' = 4 syllables
  6. Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
    Eternal
    'E/tern/al' = 3 syllables
  7. Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
    Compulsory
    'Com/puls/or/y' = 4 syllables
  8. Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
    Engineering
    'Eng/in/eer/ing' = 4 syllables
  9. Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
    Prerequisite
    'Pre/requ/is/ite' = 4 syllables
  10. Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
    Inedible
    'In/ed/ib/le' = 4 syllables

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