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The gh spelling pattern often perplexes learners because it can be pronounced in a variety of ways.

In many words, for instance night and light, the letters gh have no audible pronunciation.

In some cases, the gh spelling pattern is pronounced as /f/. Words such as enough and laugh illustrate this phenomenon.

In some words, for example ghost and ghastly, gh is pronounced as /g/.

Because the gh pattern can be used to spell so many different sounds, it’s really important to take the time to become confident with using it. Learn these words using the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check and Listen and Spell spelling activities and try out our spelling games.

cough David has a bad cold and a cough.
laugh The film was hilarious, I have not laughed so much in ages.
rough The path was rough and rocky.
tough This meat is far too tough to eat.
high Birds fly high in the sky.
sleigh The kids enjoyed the sleigh ride.
sigh The bored girl gave a loud sigh.
thigh The upper part of a leg is called the thigh.
naughty Put that naughty child to bed early.
caught The thief was caught in the act.
daughter The daughter of a King is called a princess.
enough Is there enough space in the car for me?

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