In English, one spelling can have different pronunciations and the words with same sound can have different spellings. If you check the pronunciation of the whole word by looking at the phonetic script in a dictionary, you will find that the sound is very common in English. It is always unstressed. In this article, we will look at some of the sounds in English.
- Words ending with ‘ough’ are spelled in different ways in English. Some examples are given below:
Now sound: plough, bough
Cuff sound: enough, tough, rough
Toe sound: though, dough
Off sound: cough.
- Words containing ‘st’ where ‘t’ is not pronounced. Some examples are listen, whistle, whistle, bristle.
- Words containing ‘bt’ and ‘mb’, where b is not heard. Some examples are given below:
‘bt’: debt, subtle, doubt
‘mb’: plumber, comb, dumb
Tips for Pronunciation and spelling English words:
The tips given below will help you to understand spelling and pronunciation of some words in English.
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