what is the difference between an open syllable and a closed syllable?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    An open syllable is a syllable which ends in a vowel. A closed syllable is a syllable where there is a consonant after the vowel.

    For example, the word basic has two syllables. The first one, ba-, s an open syllable because it ends in a vowel. But the second one, -sic, is a closed syllable because the vowel is before the c.

    Read more about open and closed syllables at http://www.all-about-spelling.com/closed-and-open-...

  • 4 years ago

    Closed Syllable

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