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    Question pronunciation

    After a word in the dictionary, there is the way to pronounce it. If there are two ways to pronounce a word, which is the preferred way ? I think the first listed is the preferred, but my wife says they are equal. Help please...

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    I suppose that the first way is BrE and the second is AmE.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    If two versions are given that are not British or American versions, then I would agree with your wife- the dictionary is probably just listing different versions. If the dictionary preferred one form, they could say so.

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