Silent letters

Silent letters are spelt but aren’t pronounced.

E.g. In “high” and “daughter”, the gh isn’t spoken out aloud.

Here are a few common silent letters.

B: lamb, thumb, comb, debt, plumber, climb
C: scissors, black, science, scene
D: Wednesday, handsome, bridge
G: sign, foreigner, design
H: what, when, why, which, whether, while, where, hour, ghost, white, school, spaghetti, honest, character
K: knife, know, knee, knowledge
L: calm, palm, calf, chalk, talk, walk
N: autumn, column
T: castle, watch, butcher, Christmas, often, listen
U: guest, guess, guitar, building, biscuit, tongue
W: whole, two, wrong, write, answer
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