ملخص الدرس / الثآنية ثانوي/اللغة الإنجليزية/Grammar/silent letters


The silent letters are;

I keep six honest serving men.

They taught me all I know.

Their names are What and Why and When,

And How and Where and Who.

 are the silent letters in the dialogue;

 You: I beg your pardon. What did you say?

 Your partner: I said, “One autumn day a column of condemned prisoners solemnly marched along singing hymns”.

You: I beg your pardon. What did you say?

Your partner: He said, “The knights knocked the knave on his knuckles with a knotted knob. He knew when he knelt on his knees; he had a knife in his knitted knickers.”


        To the end of avoiding possible confusion, pupils should be told about the exceptional case that makes the letter "r" silent many time – the case of the English variety of the language (RP) that the "r" is heard only when it is initial, after a "w" letter or between two vowels, e.g. in remove/write or moreover- unlike in the American variety of English (the GM) where the letter "r" is pronounced anyhow. The teacher may need to give additional examples that make pupils further understand.