Hello all! I study American English and I use Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary. There are two 2 pronunciations (strong and weak) for "it"/ˈɪt, ət/, "is"ˈ/ɪz, əz/ and "this" /ˈðɪs, ðəs/. Which pronunciation should I use when I read text or speak? Which one do you use? Are these (above) second pronunciations ok for Am English?? p.s. I think I should always use 2nd pronunciation with words where there are strong and weak pronunciation - but I am not sure. Thanks for your help and have a nice day.