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    Default Pronunciation of "Before"

    Hi All,

    I'd like to know how to pronounce the word of "Before"?

    Be fore or Ba fore, sometimes I hear people Ba fore, is it correct?

    WYH

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    Default Re: Pronunciation of "Before"

    It would be more like /bɪfɔ:(r)/ than 'Be fore', that is, the first syllable is unstressed, rhyming with the 'bi' in 'bin' or 'biscuit'.

    Ba fore isn't correct.

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