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English Grammar and Exercises for ESL learners.


Many words in English have silent letters. Silent letters are letters that are not pronounced,
but are there when you write the word.

Here is a list of common words with silent letters from A to Z.

Silent letters Words containing silent letters
B aplomb, bomb, climb, comb, crumb, debt, doubt, dumb, jamb, lamb, limb,
numb, plumb, subtle, succumb, thumb, tomb, womb

C abscess, ascend, ascent, crescent; descend; descent, disciple, fascinate, fluorescent, incandescent, isosceles, luminescent, miscellaneous, muscle, obscene, resuscitate,  scenario, scene, scent, science, scissors, sclerosis,

D handkerchief, handful, handsome, Wednesday,
G align, assign, benign, campaign, champagne, cologne, consign, deign, design, feign, foreign, gnarl, gnash, gnat, gnaw, gnome, gnu, reign, resign, sign
H ache, aghast, anchor, archeology, architect, archives, chaos, character, charisma, chemical, chemist, chemotherapy, chlorine, choir, chorale, cholera, chord, choreography, chorus, Christian, Christmas, chrome, echo, ghastly, ghost, heir, honest, honour, hour, loch, mechanic, mechanical, melancholy, monarch, monochrome, orchestra, orchid, psychic, psychiatrist, psychology, rhyme, rhythm, scheme, school, stomach, technical, technique, technology, thyme
K knack, knapsack knave, knead, knee, kneel, knell, knew, knickers, knife,
knight, knit, knob, knock, knoll, knot, know, knowledge, knuckle
L balk, balm, calf, calm, chalk, folk, half, palm, psalm, salmon, talk, walk, yolk

N autumn, column, condemn, damn, hymn, solemn

P coup, pneumatic, pneumonia, pseudo, psyche, psychedelic, psychiatrist, psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychotic, receipt
S aisle, apropos, bourgeois, debris, fracas, island, isle, viscount
T apostle, bristle, bustle, castle, fasten, glisten, hustle, jostle, listen, moisten, mortgage, nestle, ricochet, rustle, soften, thistle, trestle, whistle, wrestle
U baguette, biscuit, build, catalogue, colleague, dialogue, circuit, disguise,
guess, guest, guide, guild, guile, guillotine, guilt, guise, guitar, rogue, tongue
W answer, awry, playwright, sword, two, whole, wrack, wrangle, wrap, wrath,
wreath, wreck, wren, wrench, wrestle, wretch, wriggle, wring, wrinkle, wrist,
write, writhe, wrong, wrote, wrought, wrung, wry

See also: Intonation and stress

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