rural : Common Errors in English

About rural

In some US dialects, the second R in “rural” is not pronounced, so that it sounds like “ROO-ull” or even “rull.” The dominant standard pronunciation sounds both Rs, to rhyme with “plural.”

rural Meaning(s)

  • (a) living in or characteristic of farming or country life
  • (a) of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city

rural in News

  1. Rural America posts first-ever loss in population

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Living in a rural Nevada town, Moe Royels recalls a more bustling time years ago when retirees poured in to enjoy the warm desert climate, nearby casinos and quiet community. But soon boom turned to bust, and years after the recession ended, Royels still wonders if things will ever fully turn around in small towns like his.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Rural U.S. loses population for first time

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates. read more
    on June 13, 2013 Source: IlliniHQ.com

  3. Census: Rural US loses population for first time

    Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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