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  • Hi. I'm Tim and this is my Pronunciation workshop. Here I'm gonna show you how English is

  • really spoken. Come on, let's go inside.

  • Phew, just made it. A little bit late today. My alarm didn't go off this morning, so, I nearly missed the bus.

  • Err... Tim, why do you need a bus to get to the shed at the end of your garden?

  • Well, you know it's a really big garden.

  • Really?

  • OK, fine. Look, I'll let you into a little secret. This actually isn't my workshop. I've

  • been borrowing it from a friend. Anyway, I nearly missed the bus, but I didn't. So, let's

  • ask some people in London what they would do if their alarms hadn't gone off this morning.

  • If my alarm hadn't gone off this morning, I'd've missed the bus.

  • I'd've stayed home. I'd've woken up anyway.

  • I'd've been late for work. I'd've missed the train.

  • I'd've stayed in bed.

  • In an earlier video we saw that the verb 'have' is pronounced /hæf/ when it's used in

  • its modal form. But this isn't the only way the pronunciation of 'have' can change. Watch

  • and listen again. Can you hear how they pronounce it differently?

  • If my alarm hadn't gone off this morning, I'd've missed the bus.

  • I'd've stayed home. I'd've woken up anyway.

  • I'd've been late for work. I'd've missed the train.

  • I'd've stayed in bed.

  • When the verb have is used as an auxiliary it's often contracted. And when it comes after

  • a consonant sound it's pronounced /əv/. So, 'I'd have been late' becomes 'I'd've been

  • late'. Now, this pronunciation is very common in conditional sentences, but it's not the only

  • time you'll hear it. Here are some more examples.

  • Your parcel should've been delivered yesterday. I would've done it differently.

  • We might've made a mistake. The police've arrived.

  • Right, so you've heard the examples, and now it's your turn. Listen and repeat.

  • Your parcel should've been delivered yesterday.

  • I would've done it differently.

  • We might've made a mistake.

  • The police've arrived.

  • Well done. Now remember, if you want to learn more about pronunciation, then please visit

  • our website, bbclearningenglish.com. And that is about it from the pronunciation workshop

  • for this week. I'll see you soon. Bye bye! OK, now how does this alarm work?

  • I guess I should've read the instructions! That was really loud!

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Pronunciation: How to pronounce 'have' when it's an auxiliary

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    pipus posted on 2017/03/16
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