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When to Use the Letter C

Posted by Sara Richmond   May 5, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Spelling with the sounds of letter C

The letter C is a big weirdo. Some people might even think it’s useless. It’s a K and S wannabe, but just not up to standing on its own, right?

First of all, how dare you insult such a cute letter. Second, no. Allow me to explain what this letter is all about, and how and when to use it.

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Topics: pronunciation

10 Words Businesspeople Commonly Mispronounce

Posted by Terri Porter   Mar 31, 2016 5:30:00 AM

When I was a teenager (in the Dark Ages), my younger sister was reading a book passage aloud to our mom and me. She came to a word she didn’t recognize, paused, then came out with “muh-LANK-o-lee filled her days.” Mom immediately burst into laughter while I was still trying to figure out what my sister was saying. The word was melancholy — not an easy one for a 12-year-old, even a well-read one, to figure out.

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Topics: correct pronunciation, pronunciation

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