Infrastructure is the general term for the basic physical systems of a business, region, or nation. Examples of infrastructure include transportation systems, communication networks, sewage, water, and electric systems.
How is our pronounced?
According to the dictionary, our should be pronounced like “oww-er”. But don’t be surprised to hear it pronounced like “arrr”. In American English, it is usually acceptable to say it either way. The possessive pronoun form of our is ours.
Is it pronounced dayta or Dahta?
The US and Australia, for example, predominantly use “dayta” but New Zealanders say “dahta“. In short, either is correct but different countries’ cultures have different norms.
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