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    how to pronounce "this year" and "these years", etc.

    Dear Teachers,

    How do you say the word "year(s)" with "this" or "these" or "those" before it? I heard some people say like "this shear"... but can we say " this sear" instead?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: how to pronounce "this year" and "these years", etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by sallie
    Dear Teachers,
    How do you say the word "year(s)" with "this" or "these" or "those" before it? I heard some people say like "this shear"... but can we say " this sear" instead?
    Thank you for your help.


    "This" is pronounced with short [i]

    "These" is pronounced with long i [i:]

    A dictionary can be of help if you know the phonetic alphabet

    "this sear"- you mean the first word is pronounced with an "sh" at the end :thish year; well, I`ve heard this kind of pronunciation but I wouldn`t use it because it sounds odd and, most important of all, it is not correct.


    I hope it helps you.

    All the best,


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    Re: how to pronounce "this year" and "these years", etc.

    Hi,
    I have heard it very often on the radio. I can't be very sure but some of people who said so were well educated, not just rappers or footballers.
    It might be some regional accent.


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    Re: how to pronounce "this year" and "these years", etc.

    Thank you :>
    For me, it's a bit hard to say "thish year", so fortunately we don't have to pronounce like this.

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