Idiom of the Day
just one of those things
something that you really cannot do anything about
The fact that I failed the driver's test is just one of those things and there is nothing that I can do about it.
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The plural ending -(e)s has three different pronunciations. After one of the 'sibilant' sounds /s/, Izl, ll, /3A /tj/ and /d3A -es is pronounced hzl.
buses/'bASiz/ crashes /'kraefiz/ watches/'wotjiz/
quizzes/' kwiziz/ garages/'gaera:3iz/ br/dges/'brid3iz/ After any other 'unvoiced' sound (/pA /f/, /0/, /t/ or /k/), -(ejs is pronounced /s/.
cups /kAps/ bafbs /ba:0s/ boo/cs/buks/
coughs /kofs/ plates /pleits/ After all other sounds (vowels and voiced consonants except Izl, l$l and /d3/), -(e)s is pronounced Izl.
daysldeizl knives /naivz/ hills /hilz/ dreams /dri:mz/
boys/boiz/ clothes /klaudz/ /egs/legz/ songs/st»r]z/
frees /tri:z/ ends/endz/ Exceptions:
house/haus/ houses /hauziz/ mouth /mau8/ mouths /maudz/ Third-person singular verbs (for example watches, wants, runs) and possessives (for example George's, Mark's, Joe's) follow the same pronunciation rules.