When Two Vowels Go Walking, the First One Does the Talking?
When there are two vowels in a row, the first usually has a long sound and the second is silent.
That’s why it’s team, not taem; coat, not caot; and wait, not wiat.
Remembering this rule will help you to put vowels in the right order.
Adaped from: Fact Monster: Ten Tips for Better Spelling (http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0903395.html)