How to speak naturally in English: Reduction Mistakes

Hello, everyone!

As non-native speakers, we always pursue the best pronunciation. Have you ever noticed how native speakers shorten their words when they speak with each other?

This is called reduction, and you may have already started using this in your own English. If so, watch out for some common mistakes when reducing words.

The expressions “I havta“, “I wanna“, and “I’m gonna” are examples of reductions. If you have never learned about reduction, now is your chance to understand native speakers better, and to become more fluent in English yourself!

Here is a quiz for you!