Silent consonants exercises

What is a silent consonant, patterns and words to remember.

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In English, there are consonants that we write but do not read. We call them silent consonant. For example, the letter b in the word doubt, k in know, n in autumn. Some words need to be memorised (like sword /sɔːd/), while others are subject to the rule (for example, k+n is always pronounced /n/). Do these special online exercises to learn the characteristic patterns and words-exceptions with silent consonants.

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