initial v

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van

vend
vest
verb

veal

vail vane vast

vat

view voice vote

visit

vintage
village
vantage

vow

vowel
valley
value

vein

vain
very
vary

Vera

Vicky
Vance
Vince

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middle v

given

driven
maven
waving

flavor

waver
paver
shaver

woven

govern
oven
coven

hover

cover
raven
Rover

even

ever
evil
weever

Stevie

Eva
Evan
Steven

final v

love

of
weave
wove

live

jive
hive
five

fave

save
slave
brave

grove

trove
glove
shove

live

give
active
relive

above

achieve
leave
heave

have

salve
sieve
shiv

I’ve

arrive
believe
Viv

final v + word endings

caves

Dave’s
calves
halves

knives

wives
lives
hives

drives

thrives
moves
grooves

lived

loved
moved
grooved

braved

bereaved
weaved
relieved
Click here for a video that shows how to pronounce verbs that end in “v” in the past tense.

Note: The “v” sound in English is voiced. Contrast this sound with the “f” sound, which is an unvoiced sound.