You don’t always pronounce the “b” in words.
Decide in which of these words the “b” is silent or pronounced:
climb / climber
Here are some rules to help you!
1. When words end in -mb, we don’t pronounce the final “b”. (So words like thumb, bomb, numb, climb, tomb, etc). When we create words from words ending in -mb, these new words also have a silent “b”: climber, thumbnail, tombstone, etc.
2. We pronounce the “b” when it’s followed by -le. (So in words like rumble, mumble, thimble.)
3. We pronounce the ”b” in words which end in -re or -er (if it isn’t a comparative form of a word ending in -mb.)
4. We also pronounce the ”b” in words with a foreign origin.
Choose the correct answer.
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