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Pronunciation Exercise: Silent “W” In Words

One difficulty with English pronunciation is that you don’t always say every letter you see. In fact, some letters are “silent”.

Decide if the “w” is silent or pronounced in the following words:

low
lower
below
below average
who
whose
answer
window
growing

Here are some rules to help you
We pronounce the final “w” in words like low, grow, etc when they are followed by a vowel sound.

We don’t pronounce the initial “w” in some question words, like who and whose.


Silent W

Choose the correct answer.

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