Pronunciation

Noun or Verb?

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Many words in English change depending on the grammatical category.

For example: educate is a verb and education is a noun.

Some words, though, don’t change (record, for example). So, how can we distinguish them?

One option is context (I record a song vs. The record sounds great), but another one is pronunciation.

When the word is a noun or an adjective, the ...

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H

H is pronounced at the beginning of a word.

It is aspirated, that is to say it sounds like a breath made in the mouth.

It is not like Spanish jota.

There are some English words in which H is not pronounced:

heir- heredero

heiress

honour

hour

honest

 

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busy

busy is pronounced /’bIZI/. Business is the abstract noun from it. It means negocio which is why internet domain name .biz is used for businesses.

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