The pronunciation of "plus" in de plus en plus in the last example (J'ai de plus en plus de mal à me concentrer.) has 's' in both the plus

The pronunciation of "plus" in de plus en plus in the last example (J'ai de plus en plus de mal à me concentrer.) has 's' in both the plus

Is this correct? Because in all other examples only the plus has 's' prononuced as it is followed by vowel 'e'.
Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Mohit, 

Not always but in the expression 'de plus en plus' you can say:

De pluz en plu or de pluz en plusse...

The first 's'  is pronounced as a 'z' because of the compulsory liaison and the second 's' can be pronounced or not.

Hope this helps!

 

correction -  Because in all other examples only the FIRST plus has 's' prononuced as it is followed by vowel 'e'.
CécileKwiziq language super star

Hi Mohit,

Thanks for pointing this out, you can actually say both ...

Thanks Cecile. Just to confirm - this means that "Plus" can always be pronounced with a 's'?

The pronunciation of "plus" in de plus en plus in the last example (J'ai de plus en plus de mal à me concentrer.) has 's' in both the plus

Is this correct? Because in all other examples only the plus has 's' prononuced as it is followed by vowel 'e'.

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