Questions tagged [silent-letter]

This tag is for questions about letters that, in a particular word, don't correspond to any sound in the word's pronunciation.

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When to pronounce 'e'?

Many words have the silent 'e' on the end. How can I tell whether I should pronounce the 'e' or not? Is there a rule for this?
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How are silent letters important?

Some words use silent letters in the spelling. I often ask myself: why are they used? English is a global language and it is changing day-by-day. Even if I have to believe they exist as they were in ...