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  • We're going to take a look at

  • some more rules for how to pronounce

  • words ending with silent 'e' today.

  • Firstly, the letters 'c' and 'g' can have

  • hard consonant sounds like /k/ and /g/.

  • However, when the word ends with a

  • silent 'e' it changes the pronunciation

  • of these consonants.

  • 'C' and 'g' become soft consonant sounds

  • /s/ and /ʤ/. So it's pronounced /mais/ not /maik/

  • and /keiʤ/ not /keig/. Another very similar rule

  • is for the pronunciation of 'th'.

  • When a word ends with 'th' and then a silent 'e',

  • it changes from a /θ/ sound to a /ð/ sound.

  • The most common example of this

  • is the word 'the'.

  • It's pronounced with a /ð/ sound.

  • Some other examples include

  • 'breath' and 'breathe' and 'bath' and 'bathe'.

  • These nice and easy rules should help

  • you when pronouncing new words.

  • Just remember that the silent 'e'

  • changes pronunciation.

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B1 silent pronunciation consonant pronounced sound bathe

Rules for silent 'e' part 2 - English In A Minute

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/04/27
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