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    Question How to pronounce 'causes' (n) and 'causes' (v)?

    Hello,

    Is there a pronunciation difference between these two words:
    1. causes (noun, plural)
    2. causes (verb)

    Is it that 'causes' (n) is said something like this - cozez (the last 's' has a 'z' sound), and for 'causes' (v), it is - cozes (the last 's' sounds like 's')?


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    Re: How to pronounce 'causes' (n) and 'causes' (v)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympian View Post
    Hello,

    Is there a pronunciation difference between these two words:
    1. causes (noun, plural)
    2. causes (verb)

    Is it that 'causes' (n) is said something like this - cozez (the last 's' has a 'z' sound), and for 'causes' (v), it is - cozes (the last 's' sounds like 's')?


    Thank you
    The pronunciation is the same (at least in AmE). Both S's have a Z sound.

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    Re: How to pronounce 'causes' (n) and 'causes' (v)?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The pronunciation is the same (at least in AmE). Both S's have a Z sound.
    @MikeNewYork, thank you.

    I would also like to know about BrE, if it is the same pronunciation as AmE.

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    Re: How to pronounce 'causes' (n) and 'causes' (v)?

    Yes, it is.

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    Re: How to pronounce 'causes' (n) and 'causes' (v)?

    The first vowel may be different in BrE and AmE, but both varieties have two /z/ sounds.

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    Re: How to pronounce 'causes' (n) and 'causes' (v)?

    You will see the word "because" shortened to "cause" sometimes (with or without an apostrophe at the beginning). That is pronounced "coz".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to pronounce 'causes' (n) and 'causes' (v)?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You will see the word "because" shortened to "cause" sometimes (with or without an apostrophe at the beginning). That is pronounced "coz".
    In AmE, "because" is often pronounced "be cuz". The same would be true of the shortened version ('cause/cause).

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