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How to pronounce "the 1900s" and "the 1940s"?

Conventionally, in the UK, it's the nineteen hundreds and the nineteen forties. Although FumbleFingers has a valid point that nineteen hundreds can also refer to the whole of the 20th century. Maybe ...
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Are there words with two shwas in a row?

There are many words where schwa occurs in two adjacent syllables (usually with at least one consonant in between the vowels). Two examples are riotous and exodus. Since schwa is a "weak" ...
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How to pronounce "the 1900s" and "the 1940s"?

The answers should be (1c) the nineteen hundreds and (2b) the nineteen forties. Besides this question, to refer to the first decade of that millennium, we could say the nineteen noughties. The ...
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How to pronounce "completed"?

"Complete" and "completed" are different parts of speech/tenses of the same word As an adjective, the word is "complete", with the comparative "completer" and ...
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When is it applied & said as "striped" or "striped?"

As a man from the southern United States, I can confirm it can be said, Strip-ed to describe something that has been decorated with stripes, specifically referring to the American flag as, the Strip-...
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