Pronunciation: reduction of the letter V in the word OF.

alnxp

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Hi there! I got a question while studying the function word OF.

I understand that if the next word begins with a consonant, therefore we could drop the V sound.

Example: It's one of the best videos I've seen. (I can drop the letter V because the next letter is a consonant).

Okay. That sounds clear to me, but why we can't drop the letter V in this example?

"Out of home"

Is "H" a consonant right? Is there any especial rule for this? If so, how does it work?
 

SoothingDave

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Who said you couldn't? "Outta home" is how I'd say it if not being careful.

Now, some accents don't pronounce "h" like a consonant (or not always), so that's probably what you're dealing with.
 
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