How do you pronounce "allowed"?
It seems like "allowed" and "allow" have the same sound. Do you agree? How do you speak?
- 1 month agoFavorite Answer
D is almost gone when you say someone is ALLOWED TO do something because the D sound is absorbed into the next T sound. However, allow and allowed are pronounced differently, just like car and card.
- LiliLv 74 weeks ago
You simply add a "D" sound to "allow". Think of the second syllable as sounding like the word "loud".
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
It's pronounced the same as "aloud". The "d" on the end is important. There is no "d" on the end of "allow" but you must pronounce the "d" on the end of "allowed".
- formengLv 61 month ago
I definitely pronounce the "d" in allowed. I'm not sure whether you're saying this is true for the USA or for other English-speaking countries. As for the USA, I've never heard anyone leave out the "d" in such words.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
I don't know of any English accent or dialect in which those two are pronounced the same. Where did you hear somebody saying "allowed" as if it were "allow"?
- John PLv 71 month ago
When I speak I hope I speak fairly precisely, thus I do slightly sound the '-ed' at the end of 'allowed'.
- capitalgentlemanLv 71 month ago
Allow is "allow'd." They do not sound the same.
- roderick_youngLv 71 month ago
If you mean "allowed" and "aloud," yes, I pronounce these the same. "Allowed" is distinctly different in the ending sound, and a native English speaker can usually pick that up.
- oldprofLv 71 month ago
allow-duh The "ed" on the end takes the sound of "duh".