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Learn how to omit Unstressed /ə /Syllables

Hello everybody! Here you are one bright helpful trick to improve your pronunciation: omit unstressed /ə/ syllables. So, listen carefully, repeat and record yourself, and you will see how your pronunciation starts improving little by little. Learn how to omit Unstressed /ə /Syllables. Practice makes perfect!

It is common to omit the syllable /ə / when it is unstressed in a multi-syllabic word. Be sure to pronounce the consonant /r/.

  1. conference (confrence) – I’ll be at the conference.

2. Montgomery (Montgomry) – I’m based at the Montgomery office.

3. interesting (intresting) – That’s an interesting perspective!

4. naturally (natchrally) – Her products are made naturally, the old-fashioned way.

5. aspirin (asprin) – Take an aspirin if your head hurts.

6. several (sevral) – I knew several people at the party.

7. temperature (temprature) – The temperature is steadily falling.

8. preference (prefrence) – What’s your preference?

9. different (diffrent) – Let’s take a different approach.

10. camera (camra) – I’d like a digital camera.

11. separate (seprit) – Those are two separate issues.

12. generally (genrally) – Generally speaking, I like to read fiction.

13. favorable (favrable) – We’re hoping for a favorable outcome.

14. favorite (favrit) – Her favorite season is summer.

15. laboratory (labratory) – His laboratory is next to mine.

16. deliberate (delibrit) – It was a deliberate lie.

17. miserable (misrable) – She has the flu and feels miserable.

18. comfortable ( comfterbel) – This couch is very comfortable.

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Also, go to these other posts to improve your pronunciation:  Learn how to pronounce past tenses, Learn how to pronounce numbers, teens and tensLearn how to pronounce compound nounsLinking with the same soundLinking with the word “the”Linking with vowels within words and between wordLearn how to pronounce verbs, nouns and adjectives, and Linking with /i/ in the middle of a word.

In short, keep on practicing your pronunciation with these other speaking posts, or learn more about adjectives and prepositions.

Above all, take care and enjoy life! ,-)

Sophia

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