How to pronounce suggestion

How to pronounce suggestion

How to pronounce suggestion

How to pronounce suggestion

Suggestion is a tough word to pronounce. You need to use two schwa vowel sounds, two different G sounds and an unexpected T sound in order to say it correctly.

Let’s break it down~

1. The first syllable is reduced. Use a schwa vowel soun. The G has a “hard G” sound.

2. The second syllable is stressed.  The G has a “soft G” sound.

3. The third syllable is reduced. Use a schwa vowel sound.  The T has a /ch/ sound.

Here’s how I spell suggestion for my coaching clients.

  • səg JES chən

Here’s how the word looks in the Merriam Webster dictionary. The blue letters show the phonetic pronunciation.

How to pronounce suggestion

 

 

Try the correct pronunciation in these sentences/questions.

  1. Can I make a suggestion?
  2. Who has a suggestion?
  3. I’m open to suggestions.

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About the author

Susan Ryan is an American English communication and accent reduction coach.

Contact her with your questions about clear American speech.

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