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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 words.

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honest
To be honest, I don't know the answer.
honor American English spelling
Address the judge as 'Your Honor.'.
ghost
'Specter' is another word for 'ghost'.
ghastly
That painting is so awful I'd call it ghastly.
aghast
I'm so aghast at how food prices have risen.
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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