Is “Difference” Two or Three Syllables?

  • Difference is three syllables.
  • Why is difference 3 syllables?
    • A syllable is the sound of a vowel that is created when pronouncing an A, E, I, O, U, or Y.
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    • Difference divided into syllables: dif-fer-ence
      • The last "e" is silent.
    • Difference pronounced: dif-er-ens
    • The three vowel sounds are:
      • I sound that comes from "dif"
      • E sound that comes from "er"
      • E sound that comes from "ens"

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