18/11/16 The Pronunciation of ‘Live’

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If live is a verb…
Live long and prosper
I live in New York City
the i is pronounced the same as the i in “this”.
This pronunciation is used for all tenses of the verb, and also for the participles lived and living.

If live is an adjective…
The band played for a live audience.
Live from New York City.
the i is pronounced the same as the i in five. Alive also has this pronunciation.