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Rules to pronounce Silent letter words with ‘B’, ‘C’ & ‘D’.

 Many words in English have silent letters. Silent letters words have letters that you can’t hear when you say the word, but that are there when you write the word. This confuses many English learners, as in when to pronounce the letter and when not to. In this English lesson, Rima will help you learn rules with silent letters ‘B’, ‘C’ & ‘D’. free English lessons

‘B’ at the end of a word but before ‘M’ ( the letters marked in bold are silent and you pronounce them in spoken English)

Limb, Crumb, Dumb, Bomb, Thumb

When ‘B’ comes before ‘T’  ( the letters marked in bold are silent and you pronounce them in spoken English)

Debt, Doubt, Subtle

A combination of ‘SC’ in a word ( the letters marked in bold are silent and you pronounce them in spoken English)

Muscle, Scissors, Miscellaneous, Fascinate

A combination of ‘CK’ & CQ  in a word ( the letters marked in bold are silent and you pronounce them in spoken English)

Acquaintance, Acknowledge

A combination of ‘DG’  in a word ( the letters marked in bold are silent and you pronounce them in spoken English)

Pledge, Dodge, Grudge

Some Random words where the ‘D’ is silent. ( the letters marked in bold are silent and you pronounce them in spoken English)

Handkerchief, Wednesday, Sandwich, Handsome

We are hopeful our free English lessons are helping you improve your English pronunciation and in this free English lesson you have learned  how to pronounce the silent letter words and improve your English pronunciation. Subscribe to our website and receive free English lesson notifications, right in your inbox. Happy Learning!­

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