We have 4 words in English with written ough = /ʌ/ + silent gh + /f/
a. rough /rʌf/
b. tough /tʌf/
c. enough /ɪ-ˈnʌf/
d. slough /slʌf/
Tree bark is not smooth; it’s rough.
He has a tough job.
I hope there is enough for everyone.
When our skin sloughs off, we put cream on it.
My boss and my wife don’t like it when I slough off.
Here’s your audio pronunciation quiz.
1. gh words
2. gh words: secret 7 verbs
3. gh words: silent
4. gh words: f…g…p
5. gh words: dough – doughnut
6. gh words: rough – tough – enough – slough off
7. gh words: cough – trough – ought to – wrought
8. gh words: homophones