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Should it be pronounced as /z/ or /s/ ?

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It's is pronounced like the z in zebra.

When have means "to be obligated or forced to do X", the pronunciation can change. The v in have can be pronounced like the f in fly, and the s in has can be pronounced like the s in sand.

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  • Please give some examples of your situation "to be obligated or forced to do X" – English Learner Foreign Mar 2 '16 at 13:37
  • Examples: I have to leave now, she has to go to court tomorrow, they have to go to the store later since they are out of food, employees have to stop stealing. – LawrenceC Mar 2 '16 at 13:49
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It should be pronounced /z/.

Normally when an "s" initiates a word or syllable, it is pronounced /s/, and when the word or syllable ends in "s" it is pronounced as /z/.

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