Silent letters

It won't be surprising for you if I say that you spell words differently from the way you pronounce them in English. There are many reasons for it and one of them is the topic of today's post. Namely- silent letters. These are the letters you spell/write down but which you do not pronounce when you say the word out loud.


Let's see...


B

bom(b)
clim(b)
com(b)
de(b)t
dou(b)t
dum(b)
lam(b)
lim(b) 
su(b)tle
thum(b)


C

mus(c)le


D

han(d)kerchief
han(d)some 
gran(d)father
lan(d)scape
san(d)wich
We(d)nesday


G

champa(g)ne
diaphra(g)m
forei(g)n
rei(g)n
si(g)n


GH

bou(gh)t
cau(gh)t
dau(gh)ter
hei(gh)t
hi(gh)
li(gh)t
mi(gh)t
nei(gh)bour
ni(gh)t
ou(gh)t
ri(gh)t
strai(gh)t
thou(gh)t
throu(gh)
ti(gh)t
wei(gh)
wei(gh)


H

(h)onest
(h)onour
(h)our
(h)eir
ex(h)aust
ex(h)ibit
ve(h)icle
s(h)ep(h)erd
w(h)at
w(h)en
w(h)ere
w(h)ether
w(h)ich
w(h)ip
w(h)y


K

(k)nee
(k)nife
(k)nit
(k)night
(k)nob
(k)nock
(k)now
(k)nowledge


L

ca(l)m
cou(l)d
ha(l)f
sa(l)mon
shou(l)d
ta(l)k
wa(l)k
wou(l)d


N

autum(n)
hym(n)


P

cu(p)board
(p)neumatic
(p)salm
(p)sychiatrist
(p)sychology
(p)sychotherapy
(p)terodactyl
ras(p)berry
recei(p)t


S

i(s)land
i(s)le


T

cas(t)le
Chris(t)mas
fas(t)en
lis(t)en
mor(t)gage
of(t)en
sof(t)en
whis(t)le


U

g(u)ess
g(u)ide
g(u)itar


W

(w)rap
(w)rite
(w)rong
(w)ho
(w)hose
(w)hole



Komentarze

  1. This is great review and exercise at the same time. Thanks as lot.
    --
    Very interesting blog - adding to EN folder :)

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