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  1. sheena55ro
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    Are they both correct?

    I don`t know which pronunciation is right for "direction". Should it be [d i r e...] or [ d a i r e..] ? Are they both right?
    I`ve heard these 2 types of pronunciation on CNN , BBC and other pogrammes. Does it depend on the speaker`s nationality [American/ British ] ?



    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Are they both correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by sheena55ro
    I don`t know which pronunciation is right for "direction". Should it be [d i r e...] or [ d a i r e..] ? Are they both right?
    I`ve heard these 2 types of pronunciation on CNN , BBC and other pogrammes. Does it depend on the speaker`s nationality [American/ British ] ?
    Thank you in advance.


    Hello Sheena,

    The correct pronunciation is dire-ection in British English. Americans may possibly pronounce it as daire-ection.




    Fieldmouse

  3. sheena55ro
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    Re: Are they both correct?

    Thank you very much for clarifying that, Fieldmouse.

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    Re: Are they both correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by sheena55ro
    I don`t know which pronunciation is right for "direction". Should it be [d i r e...] or [ d a i r e..] ? Are they both right?
    I`ve heard these 2 types of pronunciation on CNN , BBC and other pogrammes. Does it depend on the speaker`s nationality [American/ British ] ?
    Thank you in advance.
    Having just tried both pronunciations a few times I realise I alternate!

  5. matilda
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    both are correct and you can not even say which one is more common!

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