how to pronounce grounds


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grounds is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… biggest training grounds for nurses …”

meanings of grounds


  1. Basis or justification for something.
  2. The collective land areas that compose a larger area.
  3. The sediment at the bottom of a liquid, or from which a liquid has been filtered.
  4. Plural of ground.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ground.

grounds frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word grounds occurs in english on average 20.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics grounds 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 grounds can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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