"Inquiry" - IN-kwer-ee or in-KWIRE-ee?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    in-KWIRE-ree

    I'm a native American English-speaker, and I've never heard the first pronunciation..

  • 1 month ago

    Either or both, depending on your choice.  I tend to use in kwer ee, myself.  I do sometimes use in kwire ee though.  Usually when I emphasize the word as a somewhat formal term, rather than pass over it as just another part of the sentence.

    The inkwireee lasted two hours, that was a long time for a basic inkweree.

  • 1 month ago

    IN- kwer- ee. This is the most common in American English. At least on the west coast.

    Source(s): Native American English speaker for 68 years
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Both pronunciations are proper. Which one one would use depends on one's accent or dialect. American accents tend towards "INkwerree" and "INGkwerree," while British accents tend towards "inKWYree."

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