In "scent", is the "s" or the "c" silent?
@ 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
@ 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!
@ LB - I heard that from here!
@ LWD - But not the bubbles...
- 4 weeks agoFavourite answer
One of life's mysteries RR. It's like the P that is silent in bath.
- Laughing BOYLv 74 weeks ago
Some SCENTS are FAR from SILENT!!!....... I sholud KNOW!!!.......😂😂😂😂Source(s): Butt SILENT but DEADLY is NO laughing MATTER!......😂😂😂😂
- Weasel McWeaselLv 74 weeks ago
You flip a penny...........Heads it's the S, tails it's the C
- geezerLv 74 weeks ago
Think about the way you say ''scent'' as oppoosed to ''sent'' or ''cent''.
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- Little Big ManLv 74 weeks ago
Well, I'm not sure RR, But I think Pronk has hit the nail on the head ya might say.
- Mrs HLv 74 weeks ago
If the scent is passing the c is. If it smells like copper the s is
- PatrickLv 74 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'....
- ausblueLv 74 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 :)
- PronkLv 74 weeks ago
It’s not skent,the c is silent;
Unlike the c after the s in-
SCANTILY clad lady.😀Source(s): C THE DIFFERENCE?🧐
- Big KahunaLv 74 weeks ago
The c is silent as in scmell.
- Anonymous4 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.