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Mastering the various pronunciations of “use”

The noun use, the verb use, several related words pose special pronunciation problems.  

When it is a noun form, pronounce the s in the word use as /s/.  Example: “the designer’s use of color.” When use is a verb form, the s is pronounced as /z/. Example: “Use soap and water.”

When pronouncing the idiom used to, it should sound something like “youstoo.”

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