In this lesson I’ll be talking about the H in American English.
You see, I notice that people DROP the H when it shouldn’t be dropped, PRONOUNCE the H when it shouldn’t be pronounced and I that people don’t even KNOW that sometimes they don’t HAVE to pronounce the H (it really depends on the position of the word in the sentence)…

So.. Watch the video to unravel the mystery of the H in American English.

Let’s Practice!
Here’s a list of words that have the letter ‘h’, but there is no H consonant sound (silent H)

Honest
Honor
Hour
Heir
herbs/herbal

‘Gh’ – no H sound
Ghost
Ghastly
Ghetto

‘Rh’ no H sound
Rhythm
Rhinoceros
Rhyme

‘Xh’ – no H sound
Exhausted
Exhibition
Exhaust
Rhubarb

Vehicle

In the following words the H drops when the word is NOT stressed:
He
His
Him
Her

Do you have more words in mind with silent H?
Let me know in the comments below!

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2 Comments on “The H in English (how to pronounce, silent H and more)”

  1. Very useful… Suddenly I can understand ur way of teaching….
    I want to speak with native speaker…
    Could u help me ? Has any way to interact with native speakers?

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