“Do you mean 1 or more than 1?” Have you ever been asked a question like that after trying to say something with the word “this” or “these”? If so, you’re not alone. It can be hard to clearly pronounce these two words. The primary difference between “this” and “these” is the vowel sound, and that’s… Read More This or These?
Here is a good tongue-twister to try: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood? There are 3 keys to pronouncing this well: 1. “wood” and “would” sound the same. (Words that sound the same are called homonyms.) 2. Use the Short “oo” sound to say “wood”, “would”, and “could”.… Read More A tongue-twister: How Much Wood?
Here is a good tongue-twister to try: Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he? There are 2 keys to pronoucing this well: 1. “Wuzzy” and “was he” should sound the same. This happens often in spoken English: the “H” of the word “he” gets lost in… Read More A tongue-twister: Fuzzy Wuzzy