Mark the word whose underlined part: villa from the other three in pronunciationgesplaceswatcheshopeS
Correct Answer: EASY
There are three rules for pronouncing -s/es:
Rule 1: Pronounce /s/ when ending in -p, -k, -t, -f.
Rule 2: Pronounce /iz/ when ending in -s, -ss, -ch, -sh, -x, -z, -o, -ge, -ce.
Rule 3: Pronounce /z/ for the rest of the words.
The underlined part of answer D is pronounced /s/; The rest of the answers are pronounced /iz/.