How many people pronounce “assume” as “ashume“, like there’s an “h” in it, but there isn’t. It’s not as case of dropping an “h” but adding one unnecessarily.
How do you say assume in American?
How do the British pronounce assume?
And according to another answer, [əˈsjuːm] is the normal pronunciation of ‘assume‘ in British English but it’s possible though that some people might pronounce it [əˈʃuːm] in rapid speech and it isn’t strange at all.
How do Australians pronounce assume?
Break ‘assume‘ down into sounds: [UH] + [SYOOM] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them. Record yourself saying ‘assume‘ in full sentences, then watch yourself and listen. You’ll be able to mark your mistakes quite easily.
What assume means?
1a : to take to or upon oneself : undertake assume responsibility. b : to place oneself in assume a position. 2 : seize, usurp assume control. 3 : to pretend to have or be : feign assumed an air of confidence in spite of her nervousness.
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