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    Hi,

    Please, which one is correct?

    i/ə ɪvent

    I think it is /i ɪvent/ because event stars with a vowel.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: i/ə ɪvent

    Quote Originally Posted by HifaMo View Post
    Hi,

    Please, which one is correct?

    i/ə ɪvent

    I think it is /i ɪvent/ because event stars with a vowel.

    Thanks.
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    In most varieties of English, /ə/ is used before consonant sounds and /i:/ before vowel sounds. /i:/ is used before vowels if the word 'the' is stressed.

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    Default Re: i/ə ɪvent

    Our Saudi friend is correct.

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    Default Re: i/ə ɪvent

    Furthermore, there can often be more than one correct pronunciation according to the emphasis/meaning/register, etc.

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