Do You Pronounce Words Right?

Woe unto the English scholar who must hear daily the mangling of the language by its speakers. So many of us mispronounce so many words, it's a wonder we ever passed an English class. For whatever reason, certain words are just difficult to pronounce. They don't come out right at all. This is a quiz to determine how badly you suffer the malady of mispronunciation.

Soon enough your word pronunciation abilities will be tested. You have to answer each question HONESTLY. On each question, try to say the word casually in your head. Try to use it in a sentence and picture yourself saying it. Then pick the answer that matches best with what the word sounds like when you say it. If you don't answer honestly, you are cheating. The words below are all commonly mispronounced. See how well you can do.

Created by: James
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1. How do you pronounce "nuclear"?
new-clee-ur
new-cue-lur
2. Okay, how about "supposedly"? Think about it and be honest!
sup-ose-iv-lee
sup-ose-uh-blee
sup-ose-ed-lee
3. What about "especially"? How do you pronounce the first syllable?
EXpecially, with an X
ESpecially, with an S
4. How do you say "realtor"?
real-tor
real-uh-tor
5. How about "jewelry"? Say it in your head.
jew-el-ree
jew-ler-ree
6. A common one: "library"
lie-berry
libe-rerry
7. How do you commonly pronounce this one: "probably"
prah-lee
prah-bub-lee
prah-blee
8. What about the word "asterisk"?
aster-isk
aster-ix
aster-ick
9. Keep being honest, now. Do you go "across" the steet?
Yes, I go "a-cross" it
No, I go "a-crosst" it
10. How about when you say "prescription"?
PER-script-shun
PRE-script-shun
11. "Undoubtedly"?
un-dout-ed-lee
un-dout-uh-blee
12. When talking dimensions, which of these do you say?
Width and heighth (note the "th")
Width and height
13. What are those orange things used for jack-o-lanterns?
pun-kins
pung-kins
pump-kins
14. How do you say that holiday for love?
val-en-times-day
val-en-tines-day
15. If movie's ending is a bit of a let-down, which of these pronunciations would you use to describe it?
anti-cli-mac-tic-al
anti-cli-mat-tic-al
anti-cli-mac-tic
anti-cli-mat-tic
16. How do you say "sandwich"?
sand-wich
sam-wich
sam-ich

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