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Unit 22: Words with silent letters

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Unit 22: Words with silent letters e.g. wrap, comb, sign, knight

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Words with Silent Letters

The next part of this unit looks at these silent letters:

l n h g Spelling problems with silent letters in English words

Look at the examples in the table below and then click on the icon to learn them.

Spelling problems with silent letters in English words Spelling problems with silent letters in English words Spelling problems with silent letters in English words Spelling problems with silent letters in English words
Silent l
as in palm
pronunciation of these words may depend on regional accents.
Silent n
as in autumn
Silent h
as in rhino
Silent g
as in sign
In these words there is no /l/ sound; al makes the sound /ar/ :
calm
palm
half
calf

In these words al makes the sound /or/ :
chalk
stalk*
talk
walk

Other words:
folk
yolk*
salmon
could
would
should
autumn
condemn
column
damn*
hymn*
solemn
hour*
honest
honor American spelling
heir*
ghost
ghastly
aghast
gherkin
ghetto
ghoul
rhinoceros
rhubarb
rhyme
rhythm
vehicle
exhibition
exhaust
gnome
gnat
gnu
gnash
gnarled
design
resign
consign
align
assign
benign
malign
deign
reign
foreign
sovereign
campaign
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