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    Red face confused with Pronunciation.Plz help me out

    Hello everyone,

    Actually I have a question concerning Pronunciation that troubles me a lot


    If we want to say (beach)in singular,we pronounce it as [beech] but when we pronounce it in plural ,it will be divided into two syllables therefore, it becomes (beech+z) but in contrast when it comes to the word (wave) the singular and the plural form of it (waves) are pronounced in one syllable!

    and also in the case of verbs that come after the singular pronouns (he,she and it) .for example:
    - She watches T.V every day.
    In the previous example (watch)in this case is pronounced in two syllables
    watch+z .but in another example such as: she loves me > the word(love) here is pronounced in one syllable only !

    Why is that?
    Isn`t that confusing?
    -Is there a RULE for this ?

    Hope my point was clear,If not please let me know so I can explain it in another way :)

    Thank you in advanced

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    #2

    Re: confused with Pronunciation.Plz help me out

    Yes, there´s a rule.
    After verbs that end in ch, ss, sh, x, g, we add "es" and the pronunciation is /iz/.
    e.g. wash-washes; pass-passes; fix-fixes; watch-watches.
    The same happens with nouns in plural.
    beach-beaches; bridge-bridges; party-parties; language-languages /iz/

    Verbs in 3rd person that end in t, k, p, f, add "s" and the pronunciation is /s/
    think-thinks; help-helps; get-gets; laugh-laughs.

    In all other cases the final "s" is pronounced /z/.
    e.g. play-plays; love-loves; friend-friends.

    Hope that helps.


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    Re: confused with Pronunciation.Plz help me out

    Thank you very much and still waiting for other members especially native speakers weather they have additional information to add :)

    waiting


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    Re: confused with Pronunciation.Plz help me out

    Hello again,

    where are the native speakers I am waiting for you

    With all my best,,

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    Re: confused with Pronunciation.Plz help me out

    Quote Originally Posted by window View Post
    Hello again,

    where are the native speakers I am waiting for you

    With all my best,,
    mara is correct.

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