Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: appreciate

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Poland

    • Join Date: Oct 2009
    • Posts: 1,704
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    appreciate

    How many syllables are there in this word?
    a-ppre-ciate
    or
    a-ppre-ci-ate?

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Slovenian
      • Home Country:
      • Slovenia
      • Current Location:
      • Slovenia

    • Join Date: Mar 2010
    • Posts: 78
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: appreciate

    Four, the second one.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Poland

    • Join Date: Oct 2009
    • Posts: 1,704
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: appreciate

    Is it so everywhere or are there any exceptions?

  1. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 20,227
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: appreciate

    There's four everywhere.
    Also in: negotiate, depreciate, conciliate, etc.
    I can't think of any (English) '-iate' words where this suffix is not pronounced as two syllables.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •