Silent Letters: Definition, Rules & Example Words


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What are the two main groups of silent letters?

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1. What do auxiliary silent letters do in words?

2. What is a dummy silent letter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are a handful of silent letters in the English language. Use this quiz/worksheet to test your understanding of the subject with questions on key areas such as the two groups of silent letters and a characteristic of what silent letters do to certain words.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be answering questions on these points as you take the quiz:

  • Unique feature of a certain silent letter
  • Rule for a silent 'C'
  • A silent 'e' that comes at the end of a word

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about silent letters
  • Making connections - use your understanding of a silent 'e' and the way in which it can be connected to the end of a word
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a silent 'C' and the two major groups of silent letters

Additional Learning

Silent letters are a strange phenomenon in language. You can learn more about them with the lesson we've named Silent Letters: Definition, Rules & Example Words. These topics will be discussed:

  • Difficulties in learning English for the first time
  • Definition of silent letters
  • Silent letter rules and examples
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