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What is the correct pronunciation of "research"?

By Ravi, Japan(08.12.2006).

The word can be pronounced in two different ways. Some people pronounce the "e" in the first syllable like the "i" in "bit", "sit", and "hit".

The second syllable sounds like the word "search". When pronounced this way, the main stress is on the second syllable. Others pronounce the "e" in the first syllable like the "ee" in "fees", "bees", and "knees". The second syllable is once again pronounced like the word "search". When pronounced in this manner, the main stress is on the first syllable.

Americans tend to put the stress on the first syllable.

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