Words which end in ''-us'' are commonly pronounced incorrectly. Let's dive deep into how to correct this pronunciation and establish a common tip to help remember this pronunciation for the future.
Firstly, - words which end in ''-us'' are pronounced /əs/ or /ʌs/ /uhs/
*Bus- /bahs/ /bʌs/
A more environmentally-friendly way to commute to work is by bus.
*Focus /fow· kohs/ /ˈfəʊ.kəs/
Let's focus more on pronunciation today, shall we?
*Discuss /dih·skahs/ /dɪˈskʌs/ We'd better discuss the budget as soon as we can.
*Surplus /sir·plas/ /ˈsɜː(r)pləs/ Due to a surplus of stock in the warehouse, we donated it to charity.
*Dangerous /dayn·juh·uhs/ /ˈdeɪndʒərəs/
It was a dangerous risk to take, but in the end it worked out well.
*Oblivious /uh·bli·vee·uhs/ /əˈblɪviəs/
She was oblivious to the fact the we were missing business opportunities.
Now it's your turn, repeat these words out load and write a sentence below in the notes using these words to help your practice ☺