Practice English pronunciation and avoid common mistakes.
Rule 1: B is not pronounced after M at the end of a word.
Examples: limb, plumb, numb, crumb, dumb, comb, bomb, thumb, climb, tomb
Rule 2: B is usually not pronounced before T
Examples: debt, doubt, debtor, doubtful, subtle, subtleness
Rule: T is not pronounced in these common words:
butcher, watch, match, Christmas, fasten, listen, often, whistle, thistle, bustle, hasten, soften, rapport, gourmet, ballet, mortgage
Rule: S is not pronounced before L in the following words:
debris, island, isle, aisle, islet
Rule: K is not pronounced when it comes before N at the beginning of a word.
Examples: knife, knight, knee, know, knob, knot, knock, knowledge, knead