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Linking in English

When we say a sentence in English, we join or "link" words to each other. Because of this linking, the words in a sentence do not always sound the same as when we say them individually. Linking is very important in English. If you recognize and use linking, two things will happen:

  1. you will understand other people more easily
  2. other people will understand you more easily

There are basically two types of linking:

  • consonant > vowel
    We link words ending with a consonant sound to words beginning with a vowel sound
  • vowel > vowel
    We link words ending with a vowel sound to words beginning with a vowel sound

In this lesson we look at:

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