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In these words the letter h is silent. Look for the gh and rh letter patterns in some of the words.

honest To be honest, I don't know the answer.
honour British English spelling It was a great honour for the athlete to represent her country.
ghost I think there's a ghost living in my attic.
ghastly His taste in clothes was ghastly.
aghast I'm aghast at the huge rise in food prices.
gherkin Would you like a gherkin in your burger?
ghetto He escaped from the city ghetto and made a better life.
ghoul I think there's a ghoul living in my attic.
rhinoceros The rhinoceros is an endangered species.
rhubarb Rhubarb is her favourite fruit.
rhyme These words all rhyme: time, crime, chime.
rhythm They danced to the rhythm of the music.
vehicle My car is a reliable vehicle.
exhibition Many people visited the art exhibition.
exhaust We might exhaust ourselves, but we will finish the race.

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

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