A couple of weeks ago, we talked about some words with a silent B at the end. There is a similar pattern that can be tricky for student. These words end with the letter N, but you never pronounce that N. Take a look:

Silent N Words in English

Silent N Words
Word IPA PoS Definition
damn /dæm/ v. to condemn to hell
condemn /kənˈdɛm/ v. to judge guilty
limn /lɪm/ v. to draw or describe
hymn /hɪm/ n. a religious song
column /ˈkɒləm/ n. a decorative pillar
solemn /ˈsɒləm/ adj. serious or earnest
autumn /ˈɔːtəm/ n. the season after summer

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