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    Constantinos is offline Newbie
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    Default "t" in "must" and "mustn't"

    Hello,

    I know that the "t" in "must" shouldn't be pronounced when the next word begins with a vowel. My question is : "Does the same rule apply in the negative to the last "t" in "mustn't".

    ex. You mustn't complain.


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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: "t" in "must" and "mustn't"

    It's silent for me.

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    Default Re: "t" in "must" and "mustn't"

    Quote Originally Posted by Constantinos
    Hello,

    I know that the "t" in "must" shouldn't be pronounced when the next word begins with a vowel
    Shouldn't that read "the 't' in 'must' shouldn't be pronounced when the next word begins with a CONSONANT'? That elision is a common feature of connected speech. However, in careful speech, some would say it should ALWAYS be pronounced.

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