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
Watch a video lesson here.