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    Pronunciation of possessive forms

    Hi,

    How do native English speakers pronounce students' works (ie. works of students). I say there is no difference in pronunciation between pronunciation of students and students'. Somebody doesn't agree with me. Who's right?

    Secondly, how do they pronounce Thomas's work (ie work of Thomas) . I say it is pronounced as "Thomases". Somebody doesn't agree with me. Who's right?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Pronunciation of possessive forms

    You are right in both cases.

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    Re: Pronunciation of possessive forms

    Who is 'somebody'?

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    Re: Pronunciation of possessive forms

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Who is 'somebody'?
    Does it matter? She's not a native speaker...

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    Re: Pronunciation of possessive forms

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You are right in both cases.
    Thank you!

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    Re: Pronunciation of possessive forms

    Your appreciation is welcome, Enchanter, but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.



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    Re: Pronunciation of possessive forms

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Your appreciation is welcome, Enchanter, but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.


    Sorry, I thought it would be kind of rude if I didn't thank explicitly (and I had clicked the Like button before I posted the thank you post).

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