Frunna
 
 
 
 
American English Reductions - Frunna

In this lesson you will learn the American English reduction frunna.
Reductions: "frunna"
  • This American English reduction is formed when you combine and reduce the following words.
  • frunna = front + of
  • This American English reduction is used in the following way.
  • Your shoes are in frunna the door.
  • This American English reduction has the following meaning.
  • Your shoes are in front of the door.
Examples: "frunna"
  • Your car is parked in frunna the store.
  • (Meaning: Your car is parked in front of the store.)
  • The center lined up in frunna the quarterback.
  • (Meaning: The center lined up in front of the quarterback.)
  • He tried to push in frunna her while she was waiting in line.
  • (Meaning: He tried to push in front of her while she was waiting in line.)
  • She was completely naked in frunna the window.
  • (Meaning: She was completely naked in front of the window.)
  • Put your shoes in frunna the entry.
  • (Meaning: Put your shoes in front of the entry.)
From YOUR Teacher: Frunna

This American English reduction is often used in causal speech but you need to listen closely as the difference between "frunna" and "front of" is very subtle.
Note: Reductions

Remember the following:
  • Reductions are reduced forms of English words.
  • Reductions, such as frunna are not real words in English.
  • You need to use reductions in order to sound more natural.
  • You need to know reductions in order to understand conversations between native English speakers.
  • Reductions are used extensively in American TV, movies, music, literature, and in conversations among native English speakers.
 
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