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Silent Letters in English Posted by on Jun 10, 2021

Ask anyone what makes learning English so difficult, and many will tell you it’s because the words are very hard to spell. Many English words don’t sound anything at all like the way they are pronounced, mainly because English has so many silent letters. There are also many words with combined double consonants, such as…

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Silent Letters in English: A History Posted by on Jun 3, 2021

It’s time to take a look at one of the most difficult problems for anyone learning English – silent letters. There are so many of them throughout the language that it’s hard to imagine having a conversation without encountering at least one. In fact, there were two in that last sentence, the G in throughout…

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Silent letters in English Posted by on Oct 15, 2013

The presence of ‘silent letters’ in English words is one aspect of learning to read and speak English that many English language learners find difficult and unfortunately the English language has a lot of silent letters. Silent letters in words are letters that are written in the word, but not pronounced when the word…

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