Example sentences for: accents

How can you use “accents” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The two accents are used in French to change the value of e , which is the most common vowel in French (as in English) and which comes in as many varieties as Campbell's soup—hence the need for some kind of regulation by diacritical marks.

  • News services that drop umlauts might deserve some sympathy; given the isolation of North Americans, the assumption is easily made here that the umlaut is an extraneous character that can be dropped—as accents in French often are when French words are transcribed into English—without doing bodily harm to the word in question.

  • There are only two acceptable accents for a contemporary American leader--Sincere Southern (favored by Bill Clinton and every other pol who's ever lived south of New York) and Flat Corporate (preferred by CEOs).

  • rhotic accent Non-rhotic accents drop the /r/ when it is followed by a consonant sound, as in part.

  • Prudie cannot be alone in finding accents charming--and, in fact, wishes she had one (other than Midwestern).

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