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    help with pronunciation

    Looking for info on Scotland my students and I came across Cavens hotel. Is Cavens pronounced like cave ?

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    Re: help with pronunciation

    Yes, it is. Just to be absolutely sure, I telephoned the "Cavens Country House Hotel" in Dumfries to check!
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: help with pronunciation

    thank you so much !

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    Re: help with pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    Yes, it is. Just to be absolutely sure, I telephoned the "Cavens Country House Hotel" in Dumfries to check!
    Ha ha! That's hilarious. I actually considered phoning them myself but chickened out, on the basis that once they answered the phone, it would be rude to hang up but I couldn't think of any good excuse to have phoned them. Out of curiosity, what did you tell them when you rang them?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: help with pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by DEBBIE K. View Post
    Thank you so much!
    Debbie K, there is no need to write a new post to say "Thank you", but if you're going to do it, you must capitalise the first letter, and remember that we don't put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

    Simply click on the "Thank" button on any post you find helpful. It saves time for everyone.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: help with pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Ha ha! That's hilarious. I actually considered phoning them myself but chickened out, on the basis that once they answered the phone, it would be rude to hang up but I couldn't think of any good excuse to have phoned them. Out of curiosity, what did you tell them when you rang them?
    I told them the simple truth. The charming lady who answered was intrigued to hear about the circumstances, and was very happy to confirm the pronunciation!
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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