While building words containing silent e's, the conversation got interesting!
Can anyone tell me what it means, Alexis?"
Alexis: "Ripe means something is ready to eat. Like- the banana is ripe."
Mrs. Fuller: "Yes, good! What happens when we take off the silent e at the end of ripe?"
Alexis: "We get the word rip."
Mrs. Fuller: "Correct; we get rip, with a short i. What does that mean?"
Alexis: "R-i-p.....it's something you see on a tombstone."