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The sequence "ue" normally sounds /(j)uː/ or it may be part of two syllables (as in "influence"). This page sets out some words teachers can use to help their students become more aware of how they can sound out more correctly the different sounds corresponding to words containing "ue".

"ue" at the end of the word[edit | edit source]

  • as /uː/: blue, clue, glue, issue, tissue, true
  • as /(j)uː/: due, pursue, revenue
  • as /juː/: argue, barbecue, continue, cue, hue, rescue, value
  • silent "ue": catalogue, colleague, dialogue, fatigue, league, meringue, tongue

"ue" in the middle of the word[edit | edit source]

  • silent "u":
  • /e/: guess, guest
  • /ə/: guerrilla
  • as /jʊə/: puerile
  • as /(j)uː/: Tuesday
  • as /weɪ/: Venezuela
  • as /weə/: Puerto Rico
  • as /uːə/: cruel, influence
  • as /juːə/: fuel

"que"[edit | edit source]

  • as /kwe/: request, question
  • as /kwə/: consequent, frequent, sequence
  • as /kə/: conquer
  • as /kə/ or /ke/: etiquette
  • silent "ue": cheque,BrE Mozambique, technique, unique
  • queue: /kjuː/

References[edit | edit source]