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Silent b and k

In words ending with -mb the last b is silent. When you see kn- you only say the –n.

Crashed fork-lift truck carrying a bomb.

b
In words ending with -mb, such as plumb, numb, climb, and bomb, the last b is silent.
So, we say plum, num, clim, and bom.

k
Normally pronounced like the c  in cat. However, when followed by an n it is silent, as in knife, knee, and knight.
So, we say nife, nee, and night.

Remember: Bom NOT bomb. Nee NOT knee.
  • Exercise 1

    Which letter is silent?

    Which letter is silent?

    Exercise 2

    Which letter is silent?

    Which letter is silent?

    Exercise 3

    Which letter is silent?

    Which letter is silent?