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I have heard someone on TV pronouncing "advertisement" as: adver-tiz-ment. But I have always heard it pronounce: adver-tize-ment. Which one is more common pronunciation? Please let me know. Thanks.
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The one with "tize" is almost always used these days - AD ver tize ment. I know of only a few people who use the alternate ad VER tiz ment, and they are in an older generation. I think that alternate used to be used more often than it is now.

CJ
Thank you, Jim.
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CalifJim I know of only a few people who use the alternate ad VER tiz ment, and they are in an older generation.
It's the standard British English pronunciation.

CB
Cool BreezeIt's the standard British English pronunciation.
Good to know. But I am shocked to hear it! I listen to a lot of British TV imports here, and I don't recall ever hearing it, even on those broadcasts. Then again, maybe the word doesn't come up that often.

CJ
CalifJimThen again, maybe the word doesn't come up that often.
That must be it. I checked Collins Concise Dictionary, which is very British, and the shocking pronunciation is the only one it offers!Emotion: wink

CB
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The correct pronunciation is adver-tiz-ment. However, almost everyone pronounces it incorrectly nowadays; adver-tize-ment. I guess that is why you hear the older generation pronounce it like so and the reason why even many British people pronounce it adver-tize-ment.
Anonymous even many British people pronounce it adver-tize-ment.
Have you any evidence for that?
AnonymousThe correct pronunciation is adver-tiz-ment. However, almost everyone pronounces it incorrectly nowadays; adver-tize-ment. I guess that is why you hear the older generation pronounce it like so and the reason why even many British people pronounce it adver-tize-ment.
British pronunciation is ad-ver-tis-ment. American pronunciation is ad-ver-tise (rhymes with the word eyes)-ment.
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