There are some silent letters words in the English language. Because it’s a foreign language, they become a problem for many learners. Taking the convenience of the students into consideration, a number of words have been introduced here. You have to get command of such words through continuous study and practice. These will help you improve your English speaking.

‘B’ Silent

Generally, when ‘b‘ comes after ‘m‘ or before ‘t‘ in any word, it is not pronounced.

For example:

Bomb Tomb 
 Comb  Dumb
Lamb Deb
ThumbDoubt

 

‘C’ Silent

In general, ‘c‘ is silent in the words having ‘e‘ or ‘i‘ after it.

For example:

ScentScene
ScienceScissors

‘D’ Silent

When ‘d‘ comes before ‘g‘ in any word, it is often silent.

EdgeGrudge
HedgeBudget
LedgerBridge

‘G’ Silent

It is often silent in the words having ‘n‘ after it.

For example:

ReignSign
ResignDesign
MalignBenign

Note: If there is a vowel after ‘n‘, ‘g’ will be pronounced.

For example:

Signal
Signature
Significant

‘Gh’ Silent

There are a number of words in the English language in which ‘g‘ and ‘h‘ together i.e, ‘gh‘ is silent. In simple words, if there are ‘gh‘ and ‘ght‘ at the end of a word, ‘gh‘ is silent.

For example:

HighSigh
ThighThough
ThroughBought
CaughtBrought
LaughFought
TaughtFight
BrightDelight
SlightMight
KnightThought

‘K’ Silent

If there is ‘k‘  before ‘n‘ in any word, it is silent.

For example:

KnowKnife
KnotKnock

‘L’ Silent

Generally. ‘l‘ is not pronounced if it comes before m, f, k or d in any word.

For example:

PalmPsalm
HalfTalk
WouldCould
CalmBalm
CalfFolk

‘N’ Silent

If ‘n‘ comes before ‘m‘ in any word, it is not pronounced.

AutumnColumn
CondemnHymn

‘P’ Silent

P‘ is often silent before ‘n‘ and ‘s.’

For example:

Pneumonia
Pneumatics
Psalm
Pseudo

‘T’ Silent

T‘ is often silent in the words ending in ‘ten.’ 

For example:

HastenListen
OftenSoften

‘W’ Silent

If ‘w‘ follows ‘r‘ in any word, we don’t generally pronounce it.

For example:

WrongWrap
WriteWrist

Now, it’s your turn to write what you know in the comments. 

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