Learn how to pronounce the words TOES and TOWS with this American English Homophone Pronunciation Lesson. These words are homophones and are pronounced exactly the same way.
toes: digits on a foot, to push or kick, or to walk with toes pointed in
tows: pulls or removes a vehicle
These words are pronounced exactly the same way!
/toʊz/ or toz
Hi everyone Jennifer from Tarle Speech. It’s two for Tuesday – two words that are homophones that have different spellings and different meanings. And here’s the great part they’re pronounced exactly the same way.
Our words today are:
-Toes which are digits on a foot to push or kick or to walk with your toes pointed in and
-Tows which means pulls or removes a vehicle
So to say these words correctly we have three sounds. Let’s start with that t sound. To say this, touch the tip of your tongue to the back of your top front teeth where the teeth meet the skin on the roof of your mouth. Pull it down as the air Puffs out.
Then we’re going to move to that long o. And to do this open wide in an oval and then move to a pucker. Your tongue will start low in your mouth but the back pulled up high. The back stays pulled up but the tip of the tongue will move to the middle of your mouth as you Pucker: o o
Then end with the z – z. Tip of the tongue is either pointed down or is behind the top teeth. It is not touching. Air moves out of the mouth and your voice box is on and moving.
Let’s put it all together
tows toes tows toes tows toes
And now for a sentence:
The boat tows the inner tubes. Just be careful that your toes don’t get hit by the rope.
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