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    ljkjp2 is offline Newbie
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    Default How many syllables in "Television"?

    In the quiz <http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/252.html> about counting syllables, the word "Television" returns a wrong answer if 4 syllables are selected but returns a right answer if the quiztaker selects 5 syllables.

    Is there a teacher who can explain how "Television" consists of 5 syllables, please.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: How many syllables in "Television"?

    It is being sorted out - see the answer to your previous posting.

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    Default Re: How many syllables in "Television"?

    Tel-e-vis-i-on is 5 syllables but is usually just pronounced in 4 as i-on is prounuced "un"

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