how to pronounce pretended


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pretended is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… somewhere with it but I pretended it …”

meanings of pretended


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of pretend.


  1. Feigned; counterfeit.

pretended frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word pretended occurs in english on average 3.9 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 pretended 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 pretended can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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