Choose the word whose underlined part: from the other three in pronunciation schoolSboyStermSroofS
Correct Answer: EASY
How to pronounce the ending “s”:
Rule 1: Pronounce /s/ when ending in -p, -k, -t, -f.
Rule 2: Pronounce /iz/ when it ends in -s,-ss,-ch,-sh,-x,-z,-o,-ge,-ce
Rule 3: Pronounce /z/ for the rest of the words
A. schoolS /skuːlz/
B. boyS /bɔɪz/
C. termS /tɜːmz/
D. roofS /ruːfs/
The “s” in the word “roofs” is pronounced /s/, in the rest it is pronounced /z/.