Test: Do You Pronounce These Words Correctly?

Remember that lettuce doesn’t grow on a spruce and it also doesn’t rhyme with it.” The English language can be tricky. According to this study, the English language has 500,000 words that are not spelled the way they are pronounced.

Bright Side gathered 20 words that are often mispronounced. Don’t forget to count the correct answers and see the results at the end!

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Here are the results:

  • 0–5 correct answers: we are sure that at an early age, you decided that proper pronunciation was for nerds and created your own rules. We adore your aspiration for change.
  • 6–10 correct answers: no one is perfect anyway. It is so great that you still have something to learn about this word.
  • 11–15 correct answers: we are proud to tell that you know enough.
  • 16–20 correct answers: you are either a native speaker or a person who has been studying English since you were very young. A great result!

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