Now, we will learn all about the multigraph 'ous'. Although the appearance might look difficult, but trust me it's not. C'mon.

English Multigraph "ous"

In this lesson, we are going to examine the multigraph 'ous' and its sound.

Multigraphs are a set of more than two letters that stand together and produce a new sound.

Multigraph ous
Name ous (pronounced /ˈo ˈe ˈes/)
Sound(s) /əs/

The Multigraph 'ous'

Sound: /əs/

This suffix always comes at the end of simple words ans sounds /əs/:

nervous /ˈnɝː.vəs/

hideous /ˈhɪd.i.əs/

adulterous /əˈdʌl.tɚ.əs/

pendulous /ˈpen.dʒə.ləs/

Tip

Remember that in the word oust, 'ous' is pronounced differently as it heads the word:

oust /aʊst/

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