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Dear Rachel, Richard and all,

Once again in the book Business Listening and Speaking by Maurice Jamall and Bruce Wade, /r/ sound is taught to be pronounced in American English and silent in British English as in the followoing sentences:

1. Offer them more time to pay. (US - pronounced)
2. Offer them more time to pay. (UK- silent)
3. It's an hour and a half from the ware house. (US- pronounced)
4. It's an hour and a half from the ware house. (US- pronounced)
5. We mainly export to Argentina. (UK- silent)
6. We mainly export to Argentina. (US- pronounced)

After listening to the tape many times, I think:

- In 1 there is no /r/ sound while there is a /r/ in 2.
- No /r/ in 3 and this is not American English, but British English.

Can you listen and help me please?
Many thanks.

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Thank you so much Richard and alexwlh. So there must be mistakes in the answer key of the book. This book, as I once mentioned, contains so many mistakes. Not a good book at all!

By the way, as I know, even in British English, when the final r goes with an initial vowel, then the r is pronounced as in sentence 3 ( hour and). I think that's is why the answer says there is a /r/ there. But as you listened, there is no /r/ heard there.

Once again, thank you for your very sharp ears Smile Richard and alexwlh .
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