Words that Start with E


Words that Start with EA

Words that Start with EB

Words that Start with EC

Words that Start with ED

Words that Start with EE

Words that Start with EF

Words that Start with EG

Words that Start with EH

Words that Start with EI

Words that Start with EJ

Words that Start with EK

Words that Start with EL

Words that Start with EM

Words that Start with EN

Words that Start with EO

Words that Start with EP

Words that Start with EQ

Words that Start with ER

Words that Start with ES

Words that Start with ET

Words that Start with EU

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Words that Start with EW

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Words that Start with EY

Words that Start with E

 

Verbs that begin with E

  • Action verbs – eliminate, entertain
    • Eliminate – to get rid of or remove. The word originates from Latin eliminatus, past participle of eliminare, from e- + limin-, limen threshold. It was first used around 1568. It is pronounced \i-ˈli-mə-ˌnāt\.
      • Please eliminate all the incorrect spelling in your paper.
    • Entertain – to amuse or perform for others; to have visitors. The word originates from Middle English entertinen, from Middle French entretenir, from entre- inter- + tenir to hold. It was first used in the 15th century. It is pronounced \ˌen-tər-ˈtān\
      • Whenever we entertain guests at home, my sister entertains them with a dance.

 

Nouns that begin with E

 

  • Objects – egg, experiment
    • Egg – an oval, hard-shelled object of various size from which young are born. The word originates from Middle English egge, from Old Norse egg; first used about the 14th century. It is pronounced \ˈeg, ˈāg\.
      • The bluebird’s egg is tiny compared to the mallard’s egg.
    • Experiment – a scientific test with specific steps in order to see the result. The root is experi meaning “to try, test” from Latin, and ment is the act or result of. It is pronounced \ik-ˈsper-ə-mənt also -ˈspir-\.
      • We did an experiment in class to see whether soap or bleach cleans best.

 

Adverbs that begin with E

  • early, effectively
    • Early – to do something before it’s due or expected. Its first known use is in the 12th century. It is pronounced as \ˈər-lē\.
      • We arrived at work early so that we could enjoy a cup of coffee.
    • Effectively – to do something in such a way that works, is effective. The word’s first known use is around 1536. It is pronounced \i-ˈfek-tiv- lē, e-, ē-, ə-\.
      • The bookshelf was built so effectively that it didn’t tip over when we put too many books on it.

 

Prepositions that begin with E

  • except, excluding
    • Except – not including; all but. The word originates from Middle English, from Anglo-French excepter, from Latin exceptare, from ex- out + capere to take; first used in 1861. It is pronounced as \ik-ˈsept\.
      • I have all the “Wimpy Kids” books except the last one.
    • Excluding – leaving out; preventing a person or thing from being a part of. Middle English, from Latin excludere, from ex- + claudere to close. It was first used in the 14th century. It is pronounced as \iks-ˈklüd-ēng\
      • Please type all the reports, excluding mine.

 

The letter E is one of the more popularly used letters of the alphabet, especially since it’s a vowel. It may be found at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of many commonly used words. It changes sounds depending on letters around it.

 

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