Silent letters list in English language PDF

Silent letters list

Sometimes silent letters can be heard, depending on a persons accent and how fast or slow a person is speaking.

Silent letters English grammar

Silent letters list in the English language

 List of silent letters from a to z 

A - artistically, logically, musically, romantically, stoically

B - comb, climb, debt, plumber, tomb, subtle, dumb, bomb, doubt, , numb, subpoena, thumb, womb.

C - acquire, acquit, blackguard, connecticut, czar, muscle, scissors, victual

CH - yacht

D - handkerchief, Wednesday (commonly said Wens-day)

E - plaque. veqetable (veg'tab'I), bridge, clothes.

F - halfpenny

G - align, alight, champagne, diaphragm, gnash, gnaw, high, light,reign, though

GH - right, drought, eight, weigh, etc.

H - choir, exhaust, hour, honour, honest, herb, rhyme, rhythm, thyme, Thailand 

I - business, parliament


K - blackguard.

KN -words, the k is silent: know, knot, knee, knife, knight, knock.

L - calm, folk, salmon, talk, walk, could, should, would, folk, half, calf.

M - mnemonic.

N - autumn, chimney, column, damn, damn, government, solemn.

O- colonel, sophomore, opossum

P - corps, coup, cupboard, pneumonia, psalm, raspberry, receipt, coup

Q - (NONE)

R - butter, finger, surprise 

S - aisle, island, debris, isle, patios, viscount.

T - beret, Chevrolet, depot, listen, whistle, wrestle, trestle, mortgage, apostle

(When talking fast, the t is very lightly pronounced in words like Christmas, mountain and little)

TH - asthma, isthmus, north, 

W - who, whole, write, wrong,  two, sword, wrist, answer

X - faux

Y - (NONE)

Z - rendezvous

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