Today’s question comes from a podcast viewer:

“Can you explain “WANT and WON’T” thanks again, your videos are very helpful.”

Thanks so much for your kind words. I am so happy that I can help!

WANT and WON’T are confusing because of their spelling.

WANT is pronounced with the short u sound. It rhymes with “bunt”, “hunt”, “punt” and “runt”.

WON’T is pronounced with the long O sound. It rhymes with “don’t”.

The long O vowel is pronounced as in the words “so”, “comb” and “rode”.

To say WANT: W-short u-N-T

To say WON’T: W-long O-N-T

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