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    Pronunciation: " considering " = o O o o ; " comfortable " = .....
    (A) O o o (C) o O o
    (B) o O o o (D) o o O o


    My answer is (D)
    What's your answer?
    Please correct me with your explantion.





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    Hello moniza

    My choice is (A) O o o = comf'ta'ble.

    Choice (D) o o O o produces a non-English sounding word as the third syllable in com'for'ta'ble is pronounced with a reduced vowel and reduced vowels do not carry primary stress.


    Note that, there are two ways to pronounce comfortable:

    [1] comf-ta-ble <3 syllables>
    [2] com-fr-ta-ble <4 syllables>

    Listen here.

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    Arrow Re: pronunciation

    Soup is right
    Two ways to pronounce comfortable.

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    Default Re: pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by moniza View Post


    Pronunciation: " considering " = o O o o ; " comfortable " = .....
    (A) O o o (C) o O o
    (B) o O o o (D) o o O o


    My answer is (D)
    What's your answer?
    Please correct me with your explantion.



    I thought the answer was (D) cos com.for.TA.ble, the stress was on TA....the 3rd syllable...

    But according to Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, the stress is on the 1st syllable Com,so the Answer is (A)

    comfortab|le ˈkʌm p ft əb | ə l ˈkʌm p f ət əb | ə l ǁ - ə rb-, ˈkʌm p f ə əb | ə l, ˈ ə r - comfortab|ly li comfortab|ness nəs nɪs ˌ comfortably ˈ off


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