Improve Your Spoken Vocabulary

Improving your written vocabulary is one thing; improving your spoken vocabulary is another. Make sure you do not mispronounce your words. Here are some words commonly mispronounced that you should take care to pronounce correctly.

Tip: If you are serious about improving your spoken vocabulary, then Denise and I highly recommend you try the popular vocabulary-improvement software Ultimate Vocabulary. Ultimate Vocabulary includes pronunciations by a real person, not a computer. Click Ultimate Vocabulary for details.*

List of Words Commonly Mispronounced

anyway Not anyways

ask Ask is pronounced as it is spelt; it is not pronounced aks or axe

February Not Febuary

congratulations Not congradulations

especially Not expecially

espresso Not expresso

et cetera Not ex cetera

foliage Not foilage

gone Not gorn

heinous Pronounced hay-nus not heen-i-us

library Not libary

luxury Not lugszhury

mischievous Not mischievious

old-fashioned Not old-fashion

parliament Not parlament

picture Not pitcher

prerogative Not perogative

prescription Not perscription

probably Not probly

pronunciation Not pronounciation

relevant Not revelant

supposedly Not supposively or supposably

tenterhooks Not tenderhooks

utmost Not upmost

To learn the correct pronunciation of words, we recommend the popular vocabulary-building software Ultimate Vocabulary. Unlike other vocabulary software, Ultimate Vocabulary comes with pronunciations from an actual human, not a computer-generated voice. Try Ultimate Vocabulary now.


*Denise and I recommend only products that we have tried and tested. These include Ultimate Vocabulary. We have agreed to receive a commission from some sales of Ultimate Vocabulary because we are happy to endorse that software.


Last modified on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 05:03
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