Syllables (Monosyllables)
The word "clock" contains only one syllable. Words such as these are known as monosyllables.

Syllables (Monosyllables)

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Monosyllables are words with a single speech sound. Words can be broken down into syllables. Some words contain only one syllable and these are monosyllable words. 'It', 'Cat', 'And' are all monosyllable words.

1.
Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Musical instrument construction takes ages.
ages
construction
instrument
takes
2.
Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Making tea quickly using boiling water is dangerous.
Making, tea
tea, is
using, boiling
water, is
'Dang/er/ous' has three syllables
3.
Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Yellow fruits are lemons, peaches and bananas.
fruits, are, and
fruits, are, lemons
lemons, peaches, bananas
Yellow, fruits, are
'Ba/nan/as' has three syllables
4.
Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

The expressway remains open for overnight traffic.
motorway, open
overnight, traffic
remains, open
The, for
Monosyllables have one syllable only; 'o/pen' has two
5.
Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Newspapers or magazines announce current affairs.
affairs
announce
current
or
'Mag/a/zines' has three syllables
6.
Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Charlie returned Martin's cricket ball quickly.
ball
cricket
Martin's
quickly
'Cri/cket' has two syllables, so do 'Mar/tin' and 'Char/lie'
7.
Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Red fruits are strawberries, raspberries and cherries.
are, strawberries, raspberries, and
Red, fruits, are, and
Red, fruits, strawberries, raspberries
strawberries, raspberries, and, cherries
'Straw/berr/ies' and' rasp/berr/ies' have three syllables each
8.
Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Spectators watch table tennis tournaments.
Spectators
table
tennis
watch
9.
Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Teachers remember pupil's names easily.
names
pupil's
remember
Teachers
'Eas/il/y' has three syllables
10.
Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Grandfather clocks eventually become antiques.
antiques
become
clocks
Grandfather
'E/vent/u/al/ly' has five syllables
Author:  Sue Daish

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