1. Shot is the past tense and past participle of shoot. In sports such as football, golf, or tennis, a shot is an act of kicking, hitting, or throwing the ball, especially in an attempt to score a point.
How do you say short?
Do we pronounce the L in world?
Don’t say the ‘r’ in ‘world‘! Not even a tiny bit, it is completely silent as it is followed by a consonant. The ‘l’ in world is dark because it comes after a vowel sound. Your tongue should raise at the back and the front, it is a very soft sound, not like the clear /l/ you find at the beginning of a word.
Is L silent in Almond?
Most dictionaries will include versions both with and without the “l“. The Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary lists “palm” as \ˈpäm, ˈpälm, ˈpȯm, ˈpȯlm\. “Almond” may also be pronounced with the “l“. For most English speakers, “-alk” should be pronounced /ɔːk/, a long open back vowel.
Why don’t we pronounce the l in salmon?
The L in “salmon,” the name of a fish, is not pronounced. It has to do with the way the word evolved through different languages. However, there is a surname, Salmon, in which the L is pronounced. It is a form of the name “Solomon.”
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