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    Post would wood

    would wood

    I don't think these two words have same pronunciation. But I found out that they do have same pronunciation in the dictionary. Both of them pronounce /wud/. Am I wrong?

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    Re: would wood

    No, you're correct. They are pronounced the same, as the 'l' in 'would' is silent.

    The similarities are the source of a well-known tongue twister.

    How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck would* chuck wood?

    *Some versions use 'could' here.
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    Re: would wood

    Click on the speaker icons below.
    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie.../would?q=would
    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...sh/wood?q=wood

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike12345 View Post
    I don't think these two words have same pronunciation.
    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    you're correct. They are pronounced the same
    The OP seems to mean that they are not pronounced the same.
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    Re: would wood

    Yes, and that is what Skrej correctly replied to.


    The only actual question the OP asked was, 'Am I wrong?' The answer is, 'No you are correct.'
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    Re: would wood

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    The only actual question the OP asked was, 'Am I wrong?' The answer is, 'No you are correct.'
    Assuming 'No, you are correct' means 'No, you are correct that they are not pronounced the same', it contradicts the following:
    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    They are pronounced the same
    I am confused.
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    Re: would wood

    It means 'No, you are correct that they are pronounced the same.'

    If you read the original post again you will see that it is made up of four sentences. This is because the poster is not a native speaker.

    Skrej, who is a native speaker, has correctly associated the question with the the idea expressed in the third sentence. This one says that both words are pronounced the same.
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    Re: would wood

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike12345 View Post
    Am I wrong?
    Mike12345, does your above question refer to sentence 1 or 3 below?

    Sentence 1.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike12345 View Post
    I don't think these two words have same pronunciation.
    Sentence 3.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike12345 View Post
    Both of them pronounce /wud/.
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    Re: would wood

    MW do you agree that the two words are pronounced the same?

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    Re: would wood

    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie.../would?q=would

    BrE
    strong form /wʊd/
    NAmE strong form /wʊd/
    BrE weak form /wəd/, /əd/
    NAmE weak form /wəd/ , /əd/

    Is the weak form possible?


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    Re: would wood

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Mike12345, does your above question refer to sentence 1 or 3 below?

    Sentence 1.


    Sentence 3.
    I am sorry to make you feel confused. I refer to the sentence one. I also felt confused at first when I read Skrej's reply.

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