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Study the word list: Silent h words

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

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honest To be honest, I don't know the answer.
honour British English spelling Address the judge as 'Your Honour'.
ghost Spectre is another word for ghost.
ghastly Those curtains are so ugly I'd call them ghastly.
aghast I'm aghast at the huge rise in food prices.
gherkin A gherkin is a small pickled cucumber.
ghetto He escaped from the city ghetto and made a better life.
ghoul Ghoul is an old word for an evil spirit.
rhinoceros In some countries the rhinoceros is in danger of extinction.
rhubarb Rhubarb is her favourite fruit.
rhyme Time, crime and chime all rhyme.
rhythm James plays rhythm guitar.
vehicle Good locks can deter vehicle theft.
exhibition Many people visited the art exhibition.
exhaust I'm exhausted after that long run.

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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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