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Why is there no liaison in “sait utiliser” ?

Look at this phrase: il sait utiliser son monde And you can listen to pronunciation in the link below: http://www.larousse.com/en/dictionaries/french-english/utiliser/79872 Why unlike what ...
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Why are the letters “s”, “t”, “p”, “d” silent if there isn't an “e” at the end? [closed]

Why are the letters “s”, “t”, “p”, “d” (a mnemonic is to remember consonants in "stupid") silent when final — without a “e” at the end? I'm really confused. Any reasonable explanation is appreciated.
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Comment prononcer la liaison dans « le premier étage » ?

Je crois qu’il faut faire la liaison : le premier‿étage. Alors, la lettre « r » se prononce, mais comment faut-il prononcer « premier » ? Est-ce qu’on retient la prononciation masculine : [pʁə.mje] ...
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“Pas oublié” — is there a liaison between these words? [duplicate]

If I say "Je n'ai pas oublié", is there a liaison between "pas" and "oublié" or is the "s" silent?
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Is there a liaison in the sentence “je suis américain”?

I heard the sentence “je suis desolé” read by a native audio program flashcard app as just “je–suis–désolé”, but then I listened to another one with “suis” in it: “je suis américain” and am I dreaming ...
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Do you pronounce the “t” in “comment allez-vous”?

In the flashcard app I'm using the native audio pronounces it as "comment TALLEZ vous"...the "comment" runs into the "allez". Is that right? Is there a rule to it? Or can we pronounce it as just ...
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When to pronounce “s” at the end of words?

For instance, “vous” has a silent “s”, unless it's something like “Je vous ai vu.” (I'm not sure that I constructed that properly, but you get the point — the s is pronounced in that case.) But what ...
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“Pas encore” — is it correct to have the liaison or not?

I'm very confused about the pronunciation of pas encore. I've always thought it was said with the liaison since it follows the rule of an ending consonant before a word beginning with a vowel. ...
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« Il pourra être » ou « Il pourra-t-être » ? [duplicate]

Cette question est un doublon de : Quand écrire ce « -t- » sorti des méandres de la phonétique? Quelle est la forme la plus adaptée et pourquoi, par rapport à ...
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Des amis et deux amis

Pour un étranger, « des amis » et « deux amis » sont identiques avec la liaison. Est-ce que les français (ou autres locuteurs natifs) peuvent les distinguer ?