f is a breathed consonant

Press the upper teeth and lower lip firmly together and force the breath out, making a soft hissing sound.

Equivalents: ph as in phone; gh as in laugh.

Webster, f Funk and Wagnalls, f

Phonetic Symbol, f

Drill: fah, fa, fee, foo, fob, faw af, ef, if, oof, uf, of

This sound occurs initially, finally, and medially:

farm

fan

fair

fame

fed

fir

feel

fit

few

food

foot

Jive

foe

fun

foil

fawn

fond

fowl

  1. Fanny feels Flora's
  2. Frank went to Florida and found fame and
  3. On Friday father and Frederick went
  4. Ford painted the fourth floor in February.
  5. The fine old furniture and the faded frock looked dim in the flickering

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half

wafer

deaf

co ugh

ruffle

sniff

leaf

soften

slough

loaf

rafter

rough

triumph

hyphen

tough

enough

orphan

  1. The rough wind forced the skiff to the wharf.
  2. The fifer and the fiddler found time to laugh,
  3. The snuff-box and the cuffs were on the chiffonier.
  4. Philip found the calf at the farther end of the farm.
  5. Ralph left the rifle and the fife in the loft.
  6. Francis put the scarf on the book shelf.
  7. Sophie made muffins and waffles for breakfast.
  8. Phyllis found the fan and the handkerchief on the sofa.
  9. Rufus put the five fish into the refrigerator.
  10. Frieda frightened the thief by telephoning an officer.
  11. Alfred's friend lifted the rough turf and flung it on the faint fire
  12. The fawn jumped off the fence and found refuge from her foes in the forest.
  13. "Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear."
  14. "Full fathom five thy father lies."
  15. "Where breathes the foe but falls before us, With freedom's soil beneath our feet, And freedom's banner streaming over us?"