Words with their silent letters removed
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Silly silent letters? Should spelling be simplified?

The English Spelling Society is drawing up a list of proposals to make it easier to learn to spell.

Under a new system, words with silent letters like those in 'knee', 'dumb' or 'cough' could become a thing of the past.

The group believes changes to the way certain tricky words are spelt would help youngsters learn to read more quickly.

Holly Hamilton reports.

  • 24 Jan 2015
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