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    Hi,

    If there are some pronunciations of names on a page - the title/heading should be "pronunciation" or "pronunciations"?

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    #2

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    Are the names in a column?

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    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Untaught:

    I am NOT answering your question. (We non-teachers are forbidden to immediately "dive in" after an OP has been asked a question by one of the teachers here.)

    I am replying only in order to ask that you remember to pronounce the word as "pronunciation." (Yes, as in "nun," the women who serve in various religions.)

    I go bananas (crazy) when I constantly hear people (including native speakers!) pronounce it as "pronounciation."

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    #4

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    To be fair, the OP spelled the word correctly 5 times.

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    #5

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    And on that basis, there is no reason to think that the OP pronounces it incorrectly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Dear Teachers:

    As usual, your humble servant did not express himself correctly.

    Most people DO spell "pronunciation" correctly. Yet many of them pronounce it incorrectly.

    I only wanted to gently remind the OP NOT to make the same mistake. I was NOT implying that he actually does.

    I promise to be more exact in the future.

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    #7

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    Yes, ''names''. But what about it the list contains ''English words''?

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    If the names are in a column, I would head the column with the singular word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Hi,

    If there are some pronunciations of names on a page - the title/heading should be "pronunciation" or "pronunciations"?
    I would use pronunciation there. It doesn't matter that there are plural words. I would use the plural for a word that is pronounced in different ways, but in the heading, I would probably not use the plural. Is the heading a single word or a phrase?

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    Pronunciation

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    C and other names.

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