Unit 5.1

Letter: h

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Introduction

In most cases in the English language the letter h is pronounced as an aspiration.

Form

In some cases this letter is silent, no matter if it is at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of a word.

Example

Words with silent h:

  • hour, honor, honest;
  • vehicle, shepherd, exhausted;
  • messiah, fish, church.

Use

There are no definite rules to help you distinguish whether the h is pronounced or not. The exceptions should be learned by heart.

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