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== Pronunciation ==
 
== Pronunciation ==
=== Regular rules ===
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Third person -s is pronounced in three different ways depending on the final sound of the verb.  The three pronunciations are /s/, /z/ and /ɪz/.  The form is generally identical to that of [[plural -s]] and [[possessive 's]]:
 
Third person -s is pronounced in three different ways depending on the final sound of the verb.  The three pronunciations are /s/, /z/ and /ɪz/.  The form is generally identical to that of [[plural -s]] and [[possessive 's]]:
  
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*/z/ for vowels and non-sibilant voiced consonants /b/, /d/, /ð/, /g/, /l/, /m/, /n/, /ŋ/, /r/, and /v/.
 
*/z/ for vowels and non-sibilant voiced consonants /b/, /d/, /ð/, /g/, /l/, /m/, /n/, /ŋ/, /r/, and /v/.
 
*/ɪz/ for [[sibilant]]s (including [[affricate]]s): /s/, /z/, /tʃ/, /dʒ/, /ʃ/ and /ʒ/.
 
*/ɪz/ for [[sibilant]]s (including [[affricate]]s): /s/, /z/, /tʃ/, /dʒ/, /ʃ/ and /ʒ/.
 
=== Irregular pronunciation ===
 
 
The following words have irregular pronunciation:
 
 
* ''[[do]]es'' is pronounced /'dʌz/ rather than */'du:z/
 
* ''[[say]]s'' may be pronounced regularly /ˈseɪz/ but is often pronounced /'sez/
 
  
 
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== Appropriacy ==

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