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Study the word list: Silent w words

In words starting with wr the letter w is silent. A few other words also have a silent w.

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wreck
There is a rusty old wreck on the reef.
wren
The wren is one of the smallest birds in Britain.
wrestle
We saw the policeman wrestle the burglar to the ground.
wretch
The poor man begged for money.
wriggle
The cave explorers had to wriggle through the tunnel.
wrinkle
Grandma says she has a new wrinkle every day.
wrist
She wore a gold bangle on her wrist.
writhe
We watched the poor animal writhe in agony.
wrong
He would not accept that he was wrong.
wrought
The old gate is made of wrought iron.
write
Will you write to me when you go away?
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sword
The sword was very sharp. *

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Learn about these words in Unit 22. Words with silent letters e.g. wrap, comb, sign, knight

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