“warm” and “worm”

/“warm” and “worm”

“warm” and “worm”

I often get asked how to pronounce these two words. Are they the same or different?

They are different. Here is how to pronounce them:

For “worm” say “were” and then add a “m” sound at the end.

for “warm” say “wore” (past tense of wear) and then add an “m” at the end.

So “warm” actually has an “o” sound in it, but “worm” has an “er” sound like the words “her” or ” “bird.”

By | 2009-07-17T06:58:00+00:00 July 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|8 Comments

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  1. Anonymous August 2, 2010 at 7:00 am

    This is a very clear and easy explanation! Thank you so much!

  2. Anonymous July 22, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Nice tip . Thanks a lot . Greetings from a French native speaker .

  3. Anonymous January 25, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Oh thank you very much!!! I asked a lot of people the difference between the pronunciation of those two words and no one could be clear enough so I could understand…

  4. Anonymous January 25, 2012 at 8:40 am

    that's an easy way to remember it, thanks a lot!

  5. Little Shoe on the Prairie December 13, 2012 at 6:36 am

    This is great! Thanks so much!

  6. Anonymous September 2, 2013 at 5:44 am

    I have been trying to say these words the right way for years. Today I finally got it. Thank you!

  7. Anonymous January 5, 2015 at 5:30 am

    This is a very nice and easy explanation, thank you.

  8. Anonymous January 5, 2015 at 5:30 am

    Thank you for your clear and simple explanation!

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