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    cherish vs church

    Is there a difference between cherish and church?
    Don't write phonetic symbols, please. I don't know much about them besides my computer doesn't show them.
    I heared the two words many times they sound the same though cherish is alittle longer.


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    Re: cherish vs church

    CHurCH = It begins and ends with the same basic sound.
    CHeriSH + The "CH" is like that in CHURCH. The "SH", however, is the sound in show, shoe, sure, sheep, ship, etc.

    I should add that the "ur" sound in church and the "er" sound in cherish are different.

    church = hurt, burn, fern, her
    cherish = air, hair, bare, bear, care

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