how to pronounce apostrophe


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the above transcription of apostrophe is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

apostrophe is pronounced in four syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of apostrophe


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video examples of apostrophe pronunciation

An example use of apostrophe in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of apostrophe


  1. A sudden exclamatory piece of dialogue addressed to someone or something, especially absent.
  2. The text character , which serves as a punctuation mark in various languages and as a diacritical mark in certain rare contexts.

apostrophe frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word apostrophe occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics apostrophe can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that apostrophe can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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