The letters c and k can both be used to express the sound /k/.
There are some rules to help you understand in which cases we use “c” and in which “k”.
The use depends on the position of these letters inside the word.
- cat, clock, cost, crunchy, cut;
- topic, music, logic.
- kettle, kid, freaky;
- neck, back, clock.
- We use “c”:
- before letters a, l, o, r, u;
- at the end of words.
- We use “k”:
- before the letters e, i, y;
- at the end of the words after c.