Sunday, March 8, 2020

Silent Letters Pronunciation

Silent Letters Pronunciation Silent letters are letters that are not pronounced in a word. There are many silent letters in English, including the letter e at the end of a word, the letter b following m, and many, many more. Can you guess which letter is silent in these words? hope - silent ecomb - silent bisland - silent sbought - silent gh Here is a list of common letter combinations with silent letters in alphabetical order. This list contains most of the silent letters that give English as a second language students difficulties. Silent B B is not pronounced when following M at the end of a word. climb - I climbed the tree in the park.crumb - Theres a crumb of bread on your lapel.dumb - Thats a really dumb question.comb - Do you carry a comb with you? Silent C C is not pronounced in the ending scle. muscle - Hes building up muscle with that exercise.   Silent D D is not pronounced in the following common words: handkerchief - Adding a handkerchief to your suit provides a touch of class.Wednesday - Im not working this Wednesday. Silent E E is not pronounced at the end of words and usually makes the vowel long. hope - I hope to see you soon.drive - Ill drive the car to Seattle tomorrow.gave - Jennifer gave him a book for his birthday.  write - Do you write letters anymore?  site - We visited the monument site last week. Silent G G is  often not pronounced when followed by an N. champagne - Lets drink champagne!foreign - She works for a foreign bank.sign - The sign says exit.  feign - Dont feign that you care! Silent GH GH is not pronounced before T and at the end of many words. thought - I thought about you last week.through - Lets take a drive through the park.daughter - My daughter was born in Pisa.light - Theres a beautiful light in the sky. Silent H H is not pronounced when following W. Some speakers whisper the H before the W. what - What did you say?when - When does the train leave?  where - Where are we going? H is not pronounced at the beginning of many words. Use the article an with unvoiced H. Here are some of the most common: hour - Ill see you in an hour.  honest - To be honest, this is difficult.  honor - Its an honor to have you over for dinner.   Silent K K is not pronounced when followed by N at the beginning of a word. knife - I cut the fish open with a knife.knee - Bend your knees and jump.  know - Do you know the answer? Silent L L is often not pronounced before L, D, F, M, K. calm - Its a calm day in paradise.  salmon - Lets have salmon for dinner.  talk - Lets talk soon.  should - You should come over next week.   Silent N N is not pronounced following M at the end of a word. autumn - Its a beautiful autumn day.hymn - Open to hymn 25 and lets sing.   Silent P P is not pronounced at the beginning of many words using the suffix psych and pneu. psychiatrist - The psychiatrist asked lots of questions.pneumonia - Pneumonia can be a very dangerous disease. Silent S S is not pronounced before L in the following words: island - We took a ferry to the island.   Silent T T is not pronounced in these common words: castle - The castle stood upon the hill overlooking the valley.  fasten - fasten your seatbelts and lets go for a ride.  listen - Listen  carefully to what I say.   Silent U U is not pronounced before after G and before a vowel. guess - I guess I dont know the answer.guitar - While my guitar gently weeps.  guest - Shes our guest tonight.   Silent W W is not pronounced at the beginning of a word followed by an R. wrap - Wrap up the present for Tom.write - I need to write an essay tomorrow.  wrong - Im afraid you are wrong.   W is not pronounced with these three pronouns: who - Who do you know in town?whose - Whose job is it?whom - Whom should we ask.