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In what situation do you utter?
messier42 In what situation do you utter?
You utter a word. You utter sentences. The focus is on the fact that you open your mouth and let the vocal folds vibrate. You say something. It's not a word that is normally used in ordinary contexts, but it is used fairly often in linguistics.
 Utter has more than one meaning. It can mean say, or make a sound.
He did not utter a word.
He uttered a groan.
It can mean complete, total.
She stared at him in utter amazement.
It can mean to distribute counterfeit money.
He was convicted of uttering ...
Blue JayIt can mean to distribute counterfeit...
Wow! You must be very smart. Emotion: smile
Never heard of it.
CJ ...
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Recent missions in the moon's orbit have revealed evidence of water and other interesting substances on the moon, explained Jason Crusan, director of NASA's advanced exploration systems. "But to understand the extent and accessibility of these ...
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Hello. http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/name “How many of the 50 states of the U.S. can you name?” “Well, there's New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, to name (but/just/only) a few.” Is "there's" correct? Should it be "there're"?
HUBLOTIs "there's" correct?
HUBLOTShould it be "there're"?
There’re is not really used in writing. There are wouldn’t be wrong here, but there’s is the native choice.
 Thanks a lot, AG.
HUBLOTIs "there's" correct? Should it be...
I'm just curious. What in the world made you think there would be a grammatical error in a learner's dictionary, of all things? Yes, even native speakers sometimes make mistakes, but in a book designed to teach English? As we say, "That takes ...
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Hello. Is it okay to say "be getting along in years" to mean "be getting on in years"?
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How do you pronounce the word family? I know it's supposed to be pronounced as /ˈfæməli/, but too often I hear something like /ˈfeməli/ instead. Which do you think is more proper? /ˈfæməli/ with /æ/ or /ˈfeməli/ with /e/? Here's a clip from a ...
CharmYouWhich do you think is more proper?...
/ˈfæməli/ with /æ/. This is definitely the "more proper" version.
The native speaker you quoted also nasalizes the /e/, probably because of the following /m/. She seems to have the accent of a California "Valley Girl". I don't think a learner ...
CalifJimprobably because of the following /m/
Thanks for pointing this out. There're many words like "family" where a /e/ is used to replace /æ/. After you pointing out the /m/, I guess all /æm/ can often be pronounced as /eɪm/. For example, I often hear the word "example" pronounced as /ɪɡˈzempl̩ ...
CharmYouThere're many words like "family"...
It's possible that some people pronounce /æm/ as something close to /em/, and with nasalization, but I do not recommend it. Do not replace sounds like that. You will form bad habits.
CharmYouI'd like to make myself sound a...
Oof! I would call this "too much information". It's best not ...
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