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Linking Similar Sounds

When the consonant sound at the end of a word

fast

is very similar to the consonant sound at the beginning of the next word

driver

then the consonant sound at the end of the first word is often dropped.

fast driver arrow pointing right fast driver

Consonant sounds are similar if you make them in the same part of your mouth. For example, the t sound is made at the front of your mouth, and so is the d sound. That’s why the t and d sounds are often linked together. 

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