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    would /wəd/and /əd/

    Hi all,

    I come across this sentence in the Internet

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    137. would /wəd/and /əd/. These weakforms are used by all native speakers of English but they may almost always be replaced by the strongform /wʊd/. Examples where their use would sound fairly markedly unnatural or deliberate would be expressions like It would be nice if it would stop raining /ɪt (w)əd bi `naɪs ɪf ɪt (w)əd ˈstɒp `ˏreɪnɪŋ/ or Thank you. I'd love one /`θӕŋk ju. aɪd `lʌv wʌn


    Would you mind elaborating more and giving more examples ?

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    Re: would /wəd/and /əd/

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    Hi all,

    I come across this sentence in the Internet

    I am a little confused by this statement written by British native speaker


    137. would: /wʊd/, /wəd/and /əd/. These weak forms are used by all native speakers of English but they may almost always be replaced by the strong form /wʊd/. Examples where their use would sound fairly markedly unnatural or deliberate would be expressions like, "It would be nice if it would stop raining" /ɪt (w)əd bi `naɪs ɪf ɪt (w)əd ˈstɒp `ˏreɪnɪŋ/ or "Thank you. I'd love one" /`θӕŋk ju. aɪd `lʌv wʌn


    Would you mind elaborating more and giving more examples ?

    Thanks
    There's little elaboration that would be useful in text, unless you have a specific question. The best thing to do would be to listen to some English sound files and videos, and get back to us if you still don't understand it.

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