how to pronounce pretends


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the above transcription of pretends 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.

pretends is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… anybody to me that pretends to have the …”

meanings of pretends


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

pretends frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pretends occurs in english on average 1.5 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 pretends 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 pretends can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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