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obtained is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… in which information obtained from the …”

meanings of obtained


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of obtain.

obtained frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word obtained occurs in english on average 10.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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