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pronunciation of ate



crigio
Italy

pronunciation of ate
 
Help!! What is the right pronunciation of the past of eat ´ate ´ in british english?

31 Oct 2014      



sarasantos
Portugal

Hi there!
 
It is pronounced as et. 
Take a look:
 

31 Oct 2014     



almaz
United Kingdom

Well, you might hear "ett" or "eight" and most of us are fine with that. Some people, though, consider ett frightfully common - but they´re quite often the same people who think ´fete´ really should be pronounced like ´fate´.

31 Oct 2014     



crigio
Italy

So, if we use both, we ´re not wrong, are we?
ThanksSmile

31 Oct 2014     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

We are OK to use both. 

31 Oct 2014     



Zora
Canada

When I lived in Britain, I noticed that people used both "eight" and "et".

1 Nov 2014