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'''"When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking"''' is a rule used when teaching English-speaking children that says that when there are two vowels in a word the first one has the so-called "long" sound of the vowel (or alphabet name), and the second one is not pronounced.
 
'''"When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking"''' is a rule used when teaching English-speaking children that says that when there are two vowels in a word the first one has the so-called "long" sound of the vowel (or alphabet name), and the second one is not pronounced.
  
For example, in ''train'' the ''a'' has the [[so-called “long a”|so-called “long ''a'']] sound and ''i'' does not sound. The same happens for ''each'', ''die'', ''goat'', and ''rescue''.
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For example, in ''train'' the ''a'' has the [[so-called “long” a|so-called “long” ''a'']] sound and ''i'' does not sound. The same happens for ''each'', ''die'', ''goat'', and ''rescue''.
  
 
Unfortunately, this rule is false 60% of the time.<ref name="allabout">All about ''Learning Press'', [http://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/when-two-vowels-go-walking/ When Two Vowels Go Walking]</ref> Counterexamples: ''pause'', ''head'', ''chief'', ''out'', ''biscuit''.
 
Unfortunately, this rule is false 60% of the time.<ref name="allabout">All about ''Learning Press'', [http://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/when-two-vowels-go-walking/ When Two Vowels Go Walking]</ref> Counterexamples: ''pause'', ''head'', ''chief'', ''out'', ''biscuit''.

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