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Linking Identical Consonant Sounds

When the consonant sound at the end of one word


is the same as the consonant sound at the beginning of the next word


then the consonant sound at the end of the first word is often spoken as the first sound of the next word.

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Click on the following sentences to hear a native English speaker read them twice. The first time, the speaker will read the sentence clearly. The second time, the speaker will link consonant sounds that are the same.