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    silent letters

    Post by joory on Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:33 am

    Here is a list of common letter combinations with silent letters. This list contains most of the silent letters that give
    English as a second ,,,,,,,, students difficulties


    Silent B
    B is not pronounced when following M at the end of a word.
    Climb / crumb / dumb / comb

    Silent C
    C is not pronounced in the ending "scle"
    muscle

    Silent D
    D is not pronounced in the following common words:
    Handkerchief / sandwich / Wednesday

    Silent E
    E is not pronounced at the end of words and usually makes the vowel long.
    Hope / drive / gave / write / site

    Silent G
    G is not often not pronounced when followed by an N
    Champagne / foreign / sign / feign

    Silent GH
    GH is not pronounced before T and at the end of many words
    Thought / through / daughter / light / might / right / fight / weigh

    Silent H
    H is not pronounced when following W.
    Some speakers whisper the H before the W.
    What / who / when / where / whether / why

    Silent H
    H is not pronounced at the beginning of many words. Use the article "an" with unvoiced H. Here are some of the most common:
    Hour / honest / honor / heir / herb

    Pronounced H
    H is pronounced at the beginning of these common words. Use the article "a" with voiced H.
    Hill / history / height / happy / hangover

    Silent K
    K is not pronounced when followed by N at the beginning of a word.
    Knife / knee / know / knock / knowledge

    Silent L
    L is often not pronounced before L, D, F, M, K.
    Calm / half / salmon / talk / balk / would / should

    Silent N
    N is not pronounced following M at the end of a word.
    Autumn / hymn

    Silent P
    P is not pronounced at the beginning of many words using the suffix "psych" and "pneu".
    Psychiatrist / pneumonia / psychotherapy / psychotic

    Silent S
    S is not pronounced before L in the following words:
    Island / isle

    Silent T
    T is not pronounced in these common words:
    Castle / Christmas / fasten / listen / often / whistle / thistle

    Silent U
    U is not pronounced before after G and before a vowel.
    Guess / guidance / guitar / guest

    Silent W
    W is not pronounced at the beginning of a word followed by an R.
    Wrap / write / wrong

    Silent W
    W is not pronounced with these three pronouns:
    Who / whose / whom
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    Re: silent letters

    Post by Talib Al_Munawri on Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:51 pm


    Thanks for useful topic

    With best wishes sis Rolling Eyes

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