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    How do you pronounce "usingenglish.com"?

    Do you pronounce it "using English point com"?

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    Re: How do you pronounce "usingenglish.com"?

    "using English dot com". The full stop/period in a web address is always referred to as "dot" in English.
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    Re: How do you pronounce "usingenglish.com"?

    Out of curiosity, do you read '.com' as 'point com' in Chinese, GoodTaste?

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    Re: How do you pronounce "usingenglish.com"?

    The website name can't be written in Chinese. So you have to read it in English letters, one by one. Read "." as "yi dian" (meaning "one point") in Chinese Pinyin.

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    Re: How do you pronounce "usingenglish.com"?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Do you pronounce it "using English point com"?
    The above is an example of one extraneous word making a sentence nearly incomprehensible.

    [EDIT] I misread the sentence. It's fine.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 22-Sep-2020 at 16:29.
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    Re: How do you pronounce "usingenglish.com"?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The above is an example of one extraneous word making a sentence nearly incomprehensible.
    I'm not sure what you mean. The original made perfect sense to me. Read together with the title, you get:

    How do you pronounce "usingenglish.com"? Do you pronounce it "using English point com"?

    On its own, "Do you pronounce "using English point com?" is ungrammatical.
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    Re: How do you pronounce "usingenglish.com"?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Do you pronounce it "using English point com"?
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean.
    Hah! I misread the original. For some reason I thought it said "How do you pronounce it "using English point com"?
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    Re: How do you pronounce "usingenglish.com"?

    YOO-zing EEN-glish dot CAHM.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: How do you pronounce "usingenglish.com"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    EEN-glish dot CAHM
    Do you really pronounce "English" with a long "ee" at the start?!

    I understand that in your variant "com" would sound like "cahm" but wouldn't the same thing apply to "dot", making it "daht"?
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    Re: How do you pronounce "usingenglish.com"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Do you really pronounce "English" with a long "ee" at the start?!

    I understand that in your variant "com" would sound like "cahm" but wouldn't the same thing apply to "dot", making it "daht"?
    I would say:

    ING-glish
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