Originally Posted by EducadorZero Are all these exemple pronunced as "thee"? I think so! because however some of these exemple are wrote with consonant, their sound are vowel. Be careful not to over-extend the "ee" sound, before a vowel or silent h. It is only a little longer than the i in "bit", and is followed by a very slight y-sound.
Where "the" is stressed, on the other hand, the "ee" sound may be as long as in "see".
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