Lesson 2 - LS, Functions, Pronunciation - MY FAMILY - Page4
PRONUNCIATION: third-person -s
Listen to the following pairs of sentences. Can you hear the difference in the pronunciation of the suffix –s between Sentence A and B?
A: He wants to play the piano. B: She loves playing the piano.
A: He hates horse-riding. B: She goes horse-riding every day.
In Sentence A –s sounds like
In Sentence B –s sounds like
The suffix –s is voiced (sounds like z) if it follows a vowel (goes) or a voiced consonant (loves).