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    Question I'd be obliged if you'd treat this matter as strictly confidential.

    Hi,

    Below is an example from Longman dictionary.

    I'd be obliged if you'd treat this matter as strictly confidential.

    When hearing to the pronunciation of the whole sentence, I heard the dictionary pronounce it as :

    I be obliged if you treat this matter as strictly confidential.

    There is no any "'d" in the pronunciation.
    The question is, how do I know the sentence has "'d" if the speaker doesn't pronounce it out?

    Please help, thanks.

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    Re: I'd be obliged if you'd treat this matter as strictly confidential.

    Please post a link to the entry so that we can judge for ourselves.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: I'd be obliged if you'd treat this matter as strictly confidential.

    It's from the Longman dictionary on my Android phone, not from the website, it is unable to provide a link for it.

    Let me try to record it as a file and upload to this post. But it seems only images are allowed for uploading?
    Last edited by fenglish; 20-Dec-2015 at 08:57. Reason: Add upload section.

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    #4

    Re: I'd be obliged if you'd treat this matter as strictly confidential.

    http://vocaroo.com/?upload
    Upload there and post the link here.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I'd be obliged if you'd treat this matter as strictly confidential.

    Thanks for the website for uploading voice files.

    I have just recorded and uploaded the file to: http://vocaroo.com/i/s19bY7RY3ek0
    Please check.

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    Re: I'd be obliged if you'd treat this matter as strictly confidential.

    Do you notice the extra stress or focus on the "b" sound in "I'd be?" It's just that little bit longer than "I be."

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    Re: I'd be obliged if you'd treat this matter as strictly confidential.

    I think the "d" is there.

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    Re: I'd be obliged if you'd treat this matter as strictly confidential.

    I can hear it too. It's less clear than it would be if it preceded a vowel but it's there.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I'd be obliged if you'd treat this matter as strictly confidential.

    It certainly should be there. I was just pointing out another feature to look for in case it wasn't clear/audible.

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    Re: I'd be obliged if you'd treat this matter as strictly confidential.

    Is the pronunciation of "I'd" different with "I", or just the same?

    I can hear the difference between "I've" and "I have", but I can't distinguish the pronunciation between "I'd" and "I".
    Please help.

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