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Pronouncing Words that are Spelled the Same July 22, 2010

Posted by lyndastucky in Uncategorized.
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Some words in the English language are heteronyms which means that they are spelled the same but pronounced differently depending on whether or not the word is used as a noun or a verb in a sentence.  They are not to be confused with homonyms which are words that are spelled the same and pronounced the same but have different meanings.  For example, the word “change”  pronounced exactly the same, can have multiple meanings: I have change in my pocket. Vs. I will change my voicemail.  There is a pattern to pronouncing heteronyms correctly and it totally depends upon whether the word is a noun or a verb.

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