how to pronounce negatives


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the above transcription of negatives 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.

negatives is pronounced in three syllables

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video examples of negatives pronunciation

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

“… many negatives of gated communities and …”

meanings of negatives


  1. Plural of negative.


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

negatives frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word negatives occurs in english on average 3 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.

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