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    Do they say so?

    Is the following what they say in the dialogue attached below?

    - Whenever a business or an adventurer does something truly new, we say that they are breaking new ground.

    - This is quite a common phrase, especially in this day and age. We hear a tech companies and scientists breaking new ground on a almost daily basis.

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    Re: Do they say so?

    We hear of tech companies

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    Re: Do they say so?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    We hear of tech companies
    Thank you, Tdol.

    How about whenever a business or an adventurer...? It seems to me that he pronounces 'adventurer' as 'ad-ven-ter'.

    And do we say 'on a almost daily basis' or 'on an almost daily basis'?

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    Re: Do they say so?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi L View Post
    It seems to me that he pronounces 'adventurer' as 'ad-ven-ter'.
    I heard tɜː
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    Re: Do they say so?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I heard tɜː
    Did he mispronounce it?
    Last edited by Heidi L; 10-Dec-2019 at 14:45.

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    Re: Do they say so?

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Do they say so?

    It's probably "adventure," not "adventurer."

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    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Do they say so?

    Do we say 'on a almost daily basis' or 'on an almost daily basis'?

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    Re: Do they say so?

    We say "an almost". I haven't managed to listen to the clip so I'm not sure what's in the original.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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