how to pronounce necessary


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necessary is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of necessary in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… so was it necessary for you to have the …”

meaning of necessary

Necessary means required or essential.

necessary frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word necessary occurs in english on average 181.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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