Weak Form – YOU

The grammatical function words in a sentence are usually unstressed and so sound different to how you might expect. Can you recognise the word - you - when it's pronounced in it's weak unstressed form?

Weak word – to

In everyday spoken English many words are pronounced in their weak form and don't sound the way you expect them to sound. The grammatical function words are usually unstressed and so are pronounced in a weak form and the vowel sounds are often replaced by the shwa sound.

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