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Lesson 95: ous (o˘os);
syllable division v/v
Meaning: Adding the suffix -ous turns a noun into an adjective. It means 'full of'.
'Dangerous' means 'full of danger'.
When you add -ous to a word ending with 'e', drop the 'e'.
'Adventure' becomes 'adventurous'.
When you add -ous to a word ending in 'y', replace the 'y' with 'i'.
'Fury' becomes 'furious'.
When you add -ous to a word that ends with 'our', 'our' becomes 'or', then add -ous.
'Humour' becomes 'humorous'.
v/v is the least common syllable division pattern.
You hear both vowel sounds separately.
Examples: idea, radio, video
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