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In "scent", is the "s" or the "c" silent?

Update:

@ Polly - That makes a lot of scents

@ Mrs H - You could be incensed!

@ Patrick - Wee agree on that

@ ausblue - exactly

@ CT - If the c is silent. Does that make you T? (Or maybe Mr T!)

@ Pronk - Nice tan!

@ BK - A scensible answer

@ HH - I asked it long ago but there are new people now. You are welcome to ask it too.

@ Anon - Interesting but in J&R we prefer humour

Update 2:

@ Weasel - Does it work if i flip a £1?

@ geezer - I say them all exactly the same way

@ Jack - Hmmm. One of them is right...

@ LBM - Another peak into Pronk's gallery!

Update 3:

@ LB - I heard that from here!

Update 4:

@ LWD - But not the bubbles...

15 Answers

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  • 4 weeks ago
    Favourite answer

    One of life's mysteries RR.  It's like the P that is silent in bath.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Some SCENTS are FAR from SILENT!!!....... I sholud KNOW!!!.......😂😂😂😂

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    Source(s): Butt SILENT but DEADLY is NO laughing MATTER!......😂😂😂😂
  • 4 weeks ago

    You flip a penny...........Heads it's the S,   tails it's the  C 

  • geezer
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Neither !

    Think about the way you say ''scent'' as oppoosed to ''sent'' or ''cent''.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Well, I'm not sure RR, But I think Pronk has hit the nail on the head ya might say.

  • Mrs H
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    If the scent is passing the c is. If it smells like copper the s is

  • 4 weeks ago

    I scee wut ewe meen.....

    Absolootely no scents in dat spellin'....

    It could be woise, though....

    if we were to speeky in French, wee wee wood have a very different meenin'....

  • 4 weeks ago

    lol yeah  the very  confusing English language:) ...

    depends what mood ya in i suppose lol ..

    cut the C off  you still have * Sent *..minus the perfume .

    or  cut the S off  and you have * Cent *  the Money ..

    as to S or  C  in scent  either one can be silent :)

  • Pronk
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    It’s not skent,the c is silent;

    Unlike the c after the s in-

    SCANTILY clad lady.😀

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    Source(s): C THE DIFFERENCE?🧐
  • 4 weeks ago

    The c is silent as in scmell.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    In English, it's generally considered that it's the C that's silent since it comes second and since, coming second, it makes the same sound as the S immediately before it, thus adding no sound to what's already there. What's more, the word it's derived from had no C, as in Old English, it was spelled "sent" and in Middle English "senten," a noun derived from the verb "sense," that verb itself having derived from the Middle French verb "sentir" and Latin verb "sentire." The reason for the addition of the C in the 1600s is unknown, but one theory is that its spelling was somehow influenced by words like "ascent" and "descent," which have nothing to do with smell. 

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