Can a word be a consonant?
No, you must have a vowel in each word, and a consanant is NOT a vowel.
yes Do not double the final consonant if the suffix begins with a consonant.If a base word ends in more than one consonant, just add the suffix without changes. If a base word has three or more syllables, donotdouble the final consonant. If a base word has only one syllable and ends in one consonant, double the final consonant. If a base word ending in one consonant has two syllables, and thefirstsyllable gets the accent…
The article "an" is used before a word when the word begins with a vowel. "A" is used when the word begins with a consonant. The exceptions are when the word begins with a consonant but it sounds like a vowel, or when it begins with a vowel but it sounds like a consonant. There are very few exceptions. And I cannot think of one at the moment.
The word "applause" is a verb, i.e. to applaud. It is an action word. A consonant, on the other hand, is a single letter- in the English alphabet, it is any letter that is not a vowel (A E I O U). The other 21 letters of the alphabet are consonants. "Applause" is a word, therefore it cannot be a consonant.
If the word ends in a consonant-vowel-consonant pattern it gets a double consonant +ED e.g. RUB > RUBBED HOP > HOPPED If the word ends in a consonant-vowel-consonant pattern it gets a double consonant +ING e.g. RUB > RUBBING HOP > HOPPING Words ending in w,x,y,z don't follow this rule, just add ED or ING e.g. snowed, snowing, boxed, boxing
"icicles" is: vowel, consonant, vowel, consonant, consonant, vowel, consonant. Or VCVCCVC. If that's even what you mean. There are words referred to as "consonant, vowel, consonant" words, but they are always three letters long. A "consonant vowel" word would only be two letter long, like : be. So I'm not sure what you're asking here.
"Y" is a consonant. It is always a consonant no matter how it is used. Sometimes it can take the place of a vowel, as in the word "Bye" but there are only 5 true vowels, A, E, I, O and U. Dissenting Opinion The "y" being a vowel or consonant is dependent on the pronunciation of the letter in a word. "Y" as a consonant requires the sound found in the word "yes" or…