Silent K Words

Just a quick graphic to share some tricky words starting with a silent K. Notice that in every word, the K comes before an N. If you see a word that starts with KN-, it's a safe guess that you only pronounce the N.

Silent K Words
Word IPA PoS Definition
knock /nɑk/ v. to hit sth with the knuckles
knight /naɪt/ n. a soldier who wore armor
know /noʊ/ v. to have in your mind
knot /nɑt/ n. the part where rope is tied
knuckle /ˈnʌkəl/ n. a joint in the fingers
knee /ni/ n. the large joint in the leg
knit /nɪt/ v. to make something from yarn

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Silent K Words