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Enviroment

Enviroment

The word environment originally comes from the verb environ, meaning “to surround, encircle, or envelop.” The correct pronunciation of the word preserves the N in the middle of the word: (/ɛnˈvaɪrənmənt/). However, when we say environment aloud, it’s common to glide over this /-n-/ sound, leading some to incorrectly write the word as enviroment. It’s important that we don’t neglect this N, though, at least in our writing.

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