Linking Final T in Sentences

linking final TT is tricky in English. Students are often taught to fully pronounce the T in words. But then in sentences, a fully pronounced T sounds unusual.

“Get a book at the store” sounds like:

GeT (pause) a book aT (pause) the store.”


GeTA a book aTA the store.”

When words with FINAL T are in a sentence, link the T sound to the next word whenever possible. If you have a coming vowel sound, ALWAYS link the T (in a thought group)! Also reduce the T to a D sound for more North American English pronunciation.

Here’s a free printable practice sheetof sentences.

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