The word "error" is a noun. An error is a mistake.
The word "error" is hard to pronounce for some students. That’s because there are two "r" sounds in this word.
The first "r" sound is a final "r," similar to the word "air."
air / err
The second "r" sound is also a final "r," similar to the "r" sound in the word "her."
(h)er / or
Put those two sounds together and you get error.
Note: If you find this word to be too difficult to pronounce, you can almost always use the word "mistake" as a substitute.
For more practice with "r" sounds, go to this page.
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Published on December 7, 2012.