Sunday, July 15, 2012

interesting: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Sunday, July 15, 2012

The second syllable is normally silent in “interesting.” It’s nonstandard to pronounce the “ter,” and definitely substandard to say “innaresting.”

1 comment:

  1. I keep saying the word without the 'ter' sound, and it feels completely wrong. In-res-ting? I don't know, maybe I'm saying it incorrectly, but it seems more accurate that people don't pronounce the 'e' and say 'in-tres-ting' instead.