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I'm watching a clip in which grocery stores is being pronounced as groshree by a native speaker of English. Wondering whether this is common amongst native speakers of BE/AE. Some dictionaries have the word listed and I listened to it multiple times, however I can't hear any /ʃr/ sound!
Created this thread to become aware of your opinions. How do you pronounce the word, actually? Is it "shree" or "sree"?
 

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Can you post a link to the clip? Without it, we don't know if it's an accent, a dialect, a speech impediment or someone who's just for some reason grown up pronouncing it differently from most people.

Theoretically, it shouldn't even sound like "sree" at the end. It should be "grow-suh-ree" (I don't do phonetics) but hardly anyone pronounces the middle "e".
 

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You're right, we can't listen to it. Without further context, I'd have to just go for: That's just the way the speaker says it. It's not a common or natural pronunciation.
 

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You will hear it pronounced as two syllables by some, but they'd say /grəʊsriː/ (grosree). I haven't heard the pronunciation you mention.
 

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The two syllable version with 'sh' is the quite common in my region (Western Kansas), and is in fact how I pronounce it as well.

I think the two syllable 'GROWshree' version is pretty common throughout the US.
 

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Apart from in some regional AmE varieties, the "sh" version would be considered non-standard. Use the "s" version and use three syllables (with the stress on the first): gro - sə -ree. That's how most other varieties say it.
 

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The two-syllable version is common in many varieties. It is given in the Longman Pronunciation Dictionary as an alternative pronunciation.
 
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