One of the most frustrating and interesting things about English is the crazy pronunciation. Silent letters can be particularly difficult. They are there. You can see them. But you don't hear them! 

Silent B at the end of words is one common pattern. For silent letters. If you see -MB at the end of a word, usually you do not pronounce the B.  

Here are some examples of silent B words:

Bomb /bɒm/

Comb /kəʊm/

Dumb /dʌm/

Lamb /læm/

Climb /klaɪm/

Thumb /θʌm/

Tomb /tuːm/

Notice that the silent B doesn't tell us anything about the vowel in the word. The vowel sounds can be very different, for example in bomb, comb, and tomb.

Please share the picture with #ginsenglish if you find this helpful!  

IMG_0833.JPG

Comment