I'm doing an exercise, which says find the silent letters in some words. one of them is "OFFICE"
- Does this word have 1 or 2 silent letters? The final 'E' Or final 'E' + one of 'F's
- Are double letters considered one sound? if yes, Do they have any roles? for example putting stress there!
Consider the word 'aim'. Is that "i" considered silent letter? what about "steak". is that "a" useless and let's say that 'e' is making the 'eɪ' sound? these are many words like this. veil, may, rain, awful(NAmer)