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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.

Word list: Silent h words

honest To be honest, I don't know the answer.
honor American English spelling He hoped the service would honor the memory of his father.
ghost I think there's a ghost living in my attic.
ghastly His taste in clothes was ghastly.
aghast I'm so aghast at how food prices have risen.
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.

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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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