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2.2 Single Words - Words Using, GHT, UGH, UGHT
There are many words that have the letter group GHT, UGH, and UGHT, and the group UGH has two possible sounds. an F sound or it's silent:
LAUGH sounds like LAAF -> UGH is F.
THOUGH sounds like THO -> UGH is silent.
When there is a T after the UGH, and the GHT groups are nearly always silent:
THOUGHT, BOUGHT, BROUGHT
There are two words that end in AUGHT, which follow the same principles:
CAUGHT and TAUGHT.