What did you make of it?

what did you make of it

The first three words contract down to something which sounds like one. Of course, we don’t generally pause between words anyway. I put gaps in the transcription because it’s too hard to read without them, but they’re not there when we speak. Notice the weak vowel in “of”. A lot of prepositions are often pronounced with the /ə/ sound.

If you’re finding it difficult to read the transcription, don’t forget you can follow links on the Useful Links page to an interactive chart and the BBC tutorials. You’ll soon get the hang of it! (There’s a phrase we should do sometime!)

In the phrase “What did you make of it?”, the word “make” means “think”. The meaning is then clear.

What do you make of Say the Phrase? Please post comments and share.

 

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