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    Hi everyone
    How should I pronounce t in this situation ?( I don't know )or ( look at labels)
    Tell me what's the rule ?

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    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Hello, Minha—and welcome to the forum.


    A polite request would attract more response than a bossy command.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minha View Post
    Hi, everyone!
    How should I pronounce t in these situations: (I don't know) or (Look at labels)?
    Tell me, what's the rule?

    Pay attention to spacing before and after punctuation marks. See the changes above.
    When a word ends with a t sound, you can say it very quickly and blend it into the next letter. You don't have to pause to make the t clear. It will be understood.

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    Hi, CB.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    When a word ends with a t sound, you can say it very quickly and blend it into the next letter.

    Would you agree if I said the next sound instead, please?

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    Re: pronunciation

    Hi, Minha.

    Your question has already been answered. If you are still confused and need more, check
    this, please.

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    Re: pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post

    When a word ends with a t sound, you can say it very quickly and blend it into the next letter.

    Hi, CB.



    Would you agree if I said the next sound instead, please?
    That's a tongue-twister!

    But yes. Sound is a word, so a t before it in a sentence can be said quickly with no gap after it.

    Try not to say "the nex' sound." People might think you're drunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    That's a tongue-twister!

    But yes. Sound is a word, so a t before it in a sentence can be said quickly with no gap after it.

    Try not to say "the nex' sound." People might think you're drunk.
    I don't know about that. My dialect routinely drops those kinds of "t" sounds. Even sober.

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    #8

    Re: pronunciation

    Some people pronounce it as a 't' and others as a 'ch'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I don't know about that. My dialect routinely drops those kinds of "t" sounds. Even sober.
    Work on it!

    =O]

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    #10

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I don't know about that. My dialect routinely drops those kinds of "t" sounds. Even sober.
    PS -

    Really, it's totally fine for you to do that. Here's how I look at it:

    The posters here usually want to learn standard, customary, comfortable English and American. We can advise them to use our own regionalisms (e.g: Where I live, "probably Saturday" is "prully Saddy, "I saw" is "I seen," andbroken things are "all stove up"), but I doubt that telling students that any of that is acceptable would help them much out in the wider English-speaking world.

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