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Pronunciation and Listening in English Part 3

Bob Schoenfeld

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Content and Function Words

 

In our continuing look at American pronunciation, today we are examining pesky little words – prepositions. Preposition, like in, of, to, for, at and many more, are a small, but essential part of English grammar.

 

One common problem in English is that listening can be hard. You may understand some words, but you miss other words. You notice that some words are louder and some are quieter. Some words seem to be longer and some seem to be shorter.

 

And sometimes, you stop listening when you a miss a single word. You get frustrated or nervous – and you stop. You miss what people say because you missed a word or phrase.

 

Often, the words people miss are prepositions or articles....

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