Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mind Your -mb's in English

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Silent -b words

English words ending in -mb bedevil students. They often try to pronounce the 'b' at the end of the word. It is silent!


The following are examples of the silent ' b' :
  • climb
  • crumb
  • dumb
  • comb
  • tomb
  • womb
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A more complete list of -mb words with a silent 'b' can be found here.

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