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Words ending in -ture or -sure

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Words ending in -ture or -sure

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Words which end in '-ture' and '-sure' sound and look similar but are spelt differently. In this summary, you'll learn how the sounds these words make affects how they are spelt. 



The suffix '-sure'

If the word makes a 'zh' sound, it's spelt with '-sure'.


Examples

Treasure has a 'zh' sound.

Pleasure has a 'zh' sound.

Exposure has a 'zh' sound.



The suffix '-ture'

If the word makes a 'tch' sound, it's spelt with '-ture'.


Examples

Picture has a 'tch' sound.

Creature has a 'tch' sound.

Fracture has a 'tch' sound.



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