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  • Today I'm going to talk about one particular word in terms of reduction. Reduction is when

  • a sound is dropped or changed in a word, and this happens quite frequently in unaccented

  • syllables. The word today is the word 'for'. The word 'for' reduces to fer, fer. Very quick:

  • F, and then the schwa/R sound. Fer, fer. It will then link to the word that follows. Fer,

  • for, fer. Example: I got it for you. I got it for you, fer, fer, fer you. I got it for

  • you. More examples: Can I have this cake? No, it's for tonight. Fer, fer, it's for tonight.

  • I bike for transportation, not for fitness. Fer, fer. One more time: I bike for transportation,

  • not for fitness. Let's eat out, just for fun. For fun, for fun, let's eat out just for fun.

  • This medicine is for headaches. For headaches. This medicine is for headaches. These flowers

  • are for the wedding. Notice here the word 'are', before 'for', is also reduced. Rr fer,

  • rr fer, these flowers are for the wedding. You can use these folders for organizing.

  • For organizing. You can use these folders for organizing. This is for my parents' anniversary.

  • For my, for my. This is for my parents' anniversary. That cabinet is for linens. For linens, fer,

  • fer, that cabinet is for linens. The software is for accounting. The software is for accounting, 0:02:07.979, 0:02:18.120,0 fer accounting. Thanks so much for using Rachel's English. Fer, fer, fer using, fer using. That's

  • it, and thanks so much for using Rachel's English.

Today I'm going to talk about one particular word in terms of reduction. Reduction is when

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English Pronunciation - Reduction: the word FOR - American English

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    John posted on 2017/10/31
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