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  Silent letters facts
Updated 12 February 2003, 16.15

Silent letters are letters that you can't hear when you say the word, but that are there when you write the word.

There are no rules, you just have to learn them.

Silent N
Autumn
damn
hymn
column

Silent D
edge
hedge
Wednesday
handsome
handkerchief
badge
wedge

Silent G
gnome
gnarl
sign
resign
design
foreigner

Silent U
guest
guess
guitar
guard
building
guilty
rogue
vogue
biscuit
tongue

Silent H
what
when
why
which
whether
ghost
honest
hour
while
white
where
rhythm

Silent T
witch
fasten
castle
watch
butcher
scratch
listen
match
Christmas
mortgage
soften
often

Silent K
knife
knee
knot
knitting
know
knob
knock
knickers
knuckle
knight
knack
knew

Silent B
lamb
thumb
numb
crumb
climbing
bomb
comb
doubt
plumber
limb
debt
tomb

Silent L
almond
palm
yolk
calm
salmon
calf
half
chalk
talk
walk
folk

Silent W
wren
wrote
wrestling
wriggle
wrinkle
sword
whole
wreck
two
wrap
wrong
wrist
writing


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