Everyone seems to love to learn about words with silent letters, so here's another! G is often silent as well. Notice the pattern here: it almost always comes before an N. Just ignore the G and pronounce the N sound. Notice that the G does not really affect the vowel sound if it comes after a vowel. 

Silent G Words
Word IPA PoS Definition
gnat /næt/ n. a very small flying insect
gnome /noʊm/ n. a fictional being like a dwarf
gnash /næʃ/ v. to grind the teeth togther
sign /saɪn/ n. a symbol
foreign /ˈfɑrən/ adj. from a different place
campaign /kæmˈpeɪn/ n. a series of actions for one goal
align /əˈlaɪn / v. to put in a line

If you like this, check out these free resources on silent letters:

You might also find our other blogs about English pronunciation such as Silent K, Silent B, Silent N and Silent L, and Deleted Syllables to be helpful too!

 Silent G Words in English. Feel free to share the graphic and link back to Ginseng!

Silent G Words in English. Feel free to share the graphic and link back to Ginseng!

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