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Let's Focus On and Discuss How to Pronounce words ending in ''.......-US'.

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

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