Sometimes words with a “ch” sound are spelled with a “tch” in which the “t” is silent. Other times, the “ch” sound is spelled without a “t”. What’s the pattern? When do you spell words with “ch” vs “tch”?
What about “witch” versus “which”
As often happens, the very common word is exceptional and the less common one follows the general pattern 😉
Thank you, Mark. You’ve taught me a very useful rule of thumb to use to recognize exceptions to the general pattern. Martin
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Mark Wilbur lived in Taiwan as a student, an EFL teacher and entrepreneur, later joined an edu tech start-up in Beijing and is now in SF.