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    figure it out

    Hi there,

    How do you speak 'figure it out'?
    figu-ri-tout OR figu-ri-out??
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    Re: figure it out

    "figger it out"

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    Re: figure it out

    Hi there,

    Thanks

    Does the 'r' go with 'it' and 't' go with 'out'?
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    Re: figure it out

    Only if you are drunk.

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    Re: figure it out

    I'm not a teacher, but although it SHOULD be "figger-it-out", you will most likely hear "figgeridout" a lot, especially if you come up here to the Southern Hemisphere and hear English in NZ or Australia.

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    Re: figure it out

    Hi there,

    thanks
    How about British English? Do you link 'figure it out' ?

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    Re: figure it out

    In RP, no.

    But there are many dialectical examples where it will be.

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    Re: figure it out

    I think this term is originated in America so we have to pronounce it with an r.
    But why do we care for where the r is, because I think when we pronounce it, the sound is the same?

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