Proper Pronunciation Guide




  • Pronounce this word as one syllable.
  • Be sure to pronounce
    /s/ first and then
    /k/. Reversing these sounds produces the word “axed.”
  • Stop the
    /k/ and then explode the
    /t/ lightly. Exploding the
    /k/ results in the word being slightly over-pronounced but is preferable to omitting the
    /k/ altogether, which results in the non-word “assed.” (We can only guess as to what this might mean.)

Practice Sentences:

I asked him a question.
He asked me if he could borrow my pen.
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