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    marriage's

    Dear teachers,

    I would like to know how you pronounce 'my marriage's future'.

    I.e.: is 'marriage' now extended with a third syllable, so as to hear the 's?


    thanks & kind regards,

    Joost

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    Re: marriage's

    Quote Originally Posted by Balkenende View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I would like to know how you pronounce 'my marriage's future'.

    I.e.: is 'marriage' now extended with a third syllable, so as to hear the 's?


    thanks & kind regards,

    Joost
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    If I were you, I'd just say the future of my marriage.

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    Re: marriage's

    I hear you, engee30, but I have to fit it into a poem's metre...

    But maybe 'married future' is a good substitute?

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    Re: marriage's

    Not the same thing.

    My married future refers to me, and my future as a married person.
    My marriage's future refers to the future of my relationship. If you're heading toward divorce, your marriage's future is a short one!

    The pronunciation would be marriage-iz.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: marriage's

    Quote Originally Posted by Balkenende View Post
    I hear you, engee30, but I have to fit it into a poem's metre...

    But maybe 'married future' is a good substitute?
    No, married future doesn't look good to me. The future of my married life would be better.
    So, since you need it in your poem, then I think that'd be fine.

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    Re: marriage's

    Quote Originally Posted by Balkenende View Post
    I.e.: is 'marriage' now extended with a third syllable, so as to hear the 's?
    Sometimes I have the same problem. Any source which can help me with pronouncing "s" and "ed" at the end of the nouns and verbs? I would like to have a review on this pronounciation topic.

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    Re: marriage's

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    Sometimes I have the same problem. Any source which can help me with pronouncing "s" and "ed" at the end of the nouns and verbs? I would like to have a review on this pronounciation topic.
    Post your question in the 'Pronunciation and Phonetics' forum. I expect you'll get a response there, but, if not, I'll give you a full answer tomorrow.

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